# poise

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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]

## poise

[poiz]
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.

## poise

(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]

## 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.

## poise,

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

## poise

the unit of viscosity of a liquid; the number of grams per centimeter per second. Centipoise, 0.01 poise, is the standard unit used.
References in classic literature ?
It is as if your feet had been caught in an imponderable snare; you feel the balance of your body threatened, and the steady poise of your mind is destroyed at once.
Often, in this narrow path the horse had to poise himself nicely on a rude stone step and then drop his fore-feet over the edge and down something more than half his own height.
said Celia confidentially to that unconscious centre and poise of the world, who had the most remarkable fists all complete even to the nails, and hair enough, really, when you took his cap off, to make--you didn't know what:-- in short, he was Bouddha in a Western form.

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