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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Saturation \Sat`u*ra"tion\, n. [L. saturatio: cf. F.
1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating;
complete penetration or impregnation.
2. (Chem.) The act, process, or result of saturating a
substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.
3. (Optics) Freedom from mixture or dilution with white;
purity; -- said of colors.
Note: The degree of saturation of a color is its relative
purity, or freedom from admixture with white.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the process of totally saturating something with a
substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative";
"the saturation of cotton with ether" [syn: impregnation,
2: the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
3: a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some
4: chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence
vivid in hue [syn: saturation, chroma, intensity,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
97 Moby Thesaurus words for "saturation":
Munsell chroma, Technicolor, amplitude, bellyful, brewing,
bright color, brightness, brilliance, chroma, chromatic color,
chromaticity, color, color quality, colorfulness,
colorimetric quality, congestion, cool color, decoction, drench,
drenching, ducking, dunking, engorgement, fill, flood tide, full,
fullness, gaiety, glut, gorgeousness, high tide, high water, hue,
hyperemia, imbruement, imbuement, impletion, impregnation,
infiltration, infusion, injection, instillation, instillment,
intensity, interpenetration, leaching, lightness, lixiviation,
maceration, marination, more than enough, neutral color,
overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overflow, overfreight,
overfullness, overload, overspill, overweight, penetration,
percolation, permeation, pervasion, plenitude, plethora, pulping,
pure color, purity, repletion, richness, satiation, satiety,
satisfaction, saturatedness, saturation point, seething, skinful,
snootful, soak, soakage, soaking, sopping, souse, sousing,
spring tide, steeping, suffusion, supersaturation, surcharge,
surfeit, tint, tone, value, vividness, warm color
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
1. In colour theory, the "colourfulness" of a
stimulus relative to its brightness, the amount of the
dominant wavelength relative to other wavelengths in the
colour, one of the three coordinates in the hue, saturation,
value (HSV) and hue, saturation, brightness (HSB) colour
White, black and grey contain equal amounts of red, green and
blue light and are completely unsaturated. A pure colour with
very little gray in it is highly saturated. The amount of
saturation does not affect the hue of a colour and is
unrelated to the value (total amount of light in a colour).
There are several competing mathematical definitions of
2. The state of any system that is operating at its maximum
capacity, e.g. a network connection that is carry a continuous
stream of data with no idle time. Capacity planning aims to
monitor load and increase resources before saturation is
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