Definitions for "Absolute viscosity"
Ratio of stress to rate of shear strain.
The tangential force on unit area of either of two parallel planes at unit distance apart when the space between the planes is filled with the fluid in question and one of the planes moves with unit differential velocity in its own plane. The C.G.S. unit for absolute (or dynamic) viscosity is poise (dyne-sec./sq. cm.). Centipoise (0.01) is often used.
a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied force