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What is the definition of viscosity?

The viscosity describes the thickness or pourability of a fluid and enables the comparison of the fluidity of two different materials. A helpful example for explaining this is the comparison of water and honey. The viscosity of a material could be influenced by different factors, for example the temperature. High viscosity materials need to be processed directly from the supplier containers, whereas low viscosity materials can be decanted into machine mounted reservoirs.

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