1 a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
2 a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
3 great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool" [syn: aplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froid]
1 be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
2 prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult [syn: brace]
3 cause to be balanced or suspended
4 hold or carry in equilibrium [syn: balance]
- poyz, /pɔɪz/, /pOIz/
- A state of balance, equilibrium or stability
- composure; freedom from embarrassment or affectation
- mien; bearing or deportment of the head or body
- A condition of hovering, or being suspended
- A cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter.
A state of balance, equilibrium or stability
- Finnish: tasapaino
Composure; freedom from embarrassment or affectation
mien; bearing or deportment of the head or body
A condition of hovering, or being suspended
A cgs unit of dynamic viscosity
- Finnish: poisi
The poise (symbol P; ) is the unit of dynamic viscosity in the centimetre gram second system of units. It is named after Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille.
- 1 P = 1 g·cm−1·s−1
- 1 Pa·s = 1 kg·m−1·s−1 = 10 P
The poise is often used with the metric prefix centi-. A centipoise is one millipascal-second (mPa·s) in SI units. (1 cP = 10-2P = 10-3 Pa·s) Centipoise is properly abbreviated cP, but the alternate abbreviations cps and cPs are also commonly seen.
Water has a viscosity of 0.0089 poise at 25 °C, or 1 centipoise at 20 °C.
poise in German: Poise
poise in Spanish: Poise
poise in French: Poise
poise in Italian: Poise
poise in Dutch: Poise
poise in Japanese: ポアズ
poise in Norwegian: Poise
poise in Polish: Puaz
poise in Portuguese: Poise
poise in Russian: Пуаз
poise in Ukrainian: Пуаз
poise in Wu Chinese: Poise
poise in Chinese: 泊 (單位)
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