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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A unit of measurement for viscosity equivalent to one-hundredth of a poise and symbolized by cP. Viscosity is the ratio of shear stress to shear rate, giving the traditional unit of dyn-s/cm2 for Poise. In metric (SI) units, one cP is one millipascal-second (mPa.s).

See: apparent viscositypoisepower-law fluidrheology

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