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poise (P),

(poyz, pwahz),
In the CGS system, the unit of viscosity equal to 1 dyne-second per square centimeter and to 0.1 pascal-second.
[J.-L. M. Poiseuille]


Etymology: Jean L.M. Poiseuille, French physiologist, 1799-1869
a unit of liquid or gas (fluid) viscosity expressed in terms of grams per centimeter per second (g × cm-1 × sec-1). The centipoise, or 1/100 of a poise, is more commonly used.


In the CGS system, the unit of viscosity equal to 1 dyne-second per square centimeter and to 0.1 pascal-second.
[J.-L. M. Poiseuille]


Jean Léonard Marie, French physiologist and physicist, 1797-1869.
poise - the unit of viscosity equal to 1 dyne-second per square centimeter and to 0.1 pascal-second.
Poiseuille equation
Poiseuille law - describes the volume flow rate of a liquid through a tube.
Poiseuille space - Synonym(s): still layer
Poiseuille viscosity coefficient - an expression of the viscosity as determined by the capillary tube method.


n in the Alexander technique, the term given to the expansive movement resulting from practice of the technique. See also technique, Alexander.


the unit of viscosity of a liquid; the number of grams per centimeter per second. Centipoise, 0.01 poise, is the standard unit used.
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The last I saw of him he was pouring out that glorious flood of words--his deformed body, poised on the overthrown chair, his face lifted in rapture to some fantastic heaven of his own making.
There he stood, poised on his cane, humming an old Scotch air.
Suddenly, one of the oldest, and the most ferocious of them all, broke out of the ring, and skirred away in the direction of her victims, like a rapacious bird, that having wheeled on poised wings, for the time necessary to ensure its object, makes the final dart upon its prey.
Through a combination of hands-on management, the implementation of aggressive tenant retention programs, renovations, and capital improvements, the property now offers a very stable cash flow and is poised for even further appreciation going forward.
Despite double-digit appreciation since 2001, most economists believe the nation's housing market is poised to slow later this year when inevitable interest rate hikes are expected to inch up.
Given the alien quality of Rio's landscape, it seems appropriate that the form of the museum should most obviously suggest a flying saucer, seemingly poised for take-off on the edge of the water.
With major expansion of the broadband access subscriber base and the increasing competition among Internet service providers, the Internet services market in Asia Pacific is poised for significant growth.
Companies' nanotech teams are poised to grow 74% by 2008, and today, 60% of the companies we spoke with feel a shortage of nanotech talent," said Lux Research's Director of Research Mark Bunger.
Their conclusions--The market seems poised for recovery in 2004; Interest rates are likely to rise nad; A trend toward condo conversions is sweeping the state.
The steeply inclined road meets the site obliquely, so the garage and extended boundary wall look like a plinth for the poised monumentality of the house proper, further up the slope.
As the Company is poised to be a leader among primary Molybdenum producers, I believe it is also poised to create significant value for its shareholders.
With the worst behind us, our real estate market is now poised to make a major move.