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absolute permeability

1. n. [Geology]

The measurement of the permeability, or ability to flow or transmit fluids through a rock, conducted when a single fluid, or phase, is present in the rock. The symbol most commonly used for permeability is k, which is measured in units of darcies or millidarcies.

See: effective permeabilityrelative permeability

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