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(Latin: crowded, numerous; repeated, repetition, constant)
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constant nagging
Nagging means, "constantly finding fault" or "constantly reminding or urging".
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dielectric constant
The property of a material that determines how much electrostatic energy can be stored per unit volume of the material when unit voltage is applied.
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electromagnetic constant
1. All electromagnetic radiation, including light, radio transmission and electricity, travels at approximately 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; more than seven times around the equator in one second. More precisely, the speed is 299,792,458 meters per second in a vacuum.
2. The speed of the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a vacuum.
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ionization constant
1. Analog of the dissociation constant; used for the application of the law of mass action to ionization.
2. An equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak electrolyte.
3. A constant that depends upon the equilibrium between the ions and the molecules that are not ionized in a solution or liquid.
logical constant (s), logical constants (pl) (nouns)
Connective expressions: "Logical constants include such elements as not, or, if and only if that are used in formal logic."
solar constant
The total radiant energy received vertically from the sun, per unit area per unit of time, at a position just outside the earth's atmosphere when the earth is at its average distance from the sun.
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constant
A quality of a measurement that never changes in magnitude; for example, gravitational forces on earth or another planet is constant and does not change.
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Avogadro's number, Avogadro's constant
The number of carbon atoms in twelve grams of the carbon-12 isotope.

The relative atomic mass of any element, expressed in grams, contains this number of atoms.

It is named for an Italian physicist Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856).

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