Share this entry

emulsion
American English: /əˈməlʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ɪˈmʌlʃ(ə)n/

Translation of emulsion in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountableemulsion (paint)
    pintura (feminine) al agua
    1.2 uncountable (Photography)
    Example sentences
    • The silver halide crystals in a photographic emulsion are not perfect.
    • To make today's platinum prints, a photographer mixes the emulsion from platinum, gelatin and other ingredients, then hand coats a piece of fine art paper with the mixture.
    • He describes it as a universal developer for modern film emulsions used under diverse conditions, easy to use, and designed to achieve maximum image stain and minimum general stain.
    1.3 countable or uncountable (Chemistry)
    Example sentences
    • Liquid polymer emulsions are used for dust control and soil and slope stabilization.
    • An oil-in-water emulsion is created by dispersing oil droplets in an aqueous phase.
    • This allows the fluorescent microspheres to behave like the aqueous droplets in the emulsion.

Definition of emulsion in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.