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If you think about how thick honey is compared to water, you can probably start to imagine how much slower it flows, as if its layers were working against each other to retain their shape. This thickness of a liquid, like honey or water, is typically measured in terms of its high viscosity.
Generally, the terms high viscosity and low viscosity refer to the thickness or thinness of a liquid. Typically, the thicker a liquid is, the more viscous it is (or the higher its viscosity is). In the same way, the thinner a liquid is, the less viscous it is (or the lower its viscosity). More technically, viscosity refers to a liquid’s resistance to flow or deformation — in essence, its resistance to change. Conceptually, viscosity can be thought of as the result of the friction between the layers of a liquid as it moves.
Viscosity isn’t a word that gets used often but there are times when knowing how to use it could come in very handy. For example: