A unit of measurement for viscosity equivalent to one-hundredth of a poise. Viscosity is the ratio of shear stress to shear rate, giving the traditional unit of dyne-sec/cm2 for Poise. In metric units, one cp is one millipascal-second.
A unit for measurement of absolute viscosity. One centipoise is equal to one hundredth of a poise, the metric (cgs) unit of absolute viscosity. The absolute viscosity of water at 20°C is approximately one centipoise.
(1) Unit measurement of viscosity=centistokes X specific gravity. (2) A unit of measure of absolute viscosity. (Note: The viscosity of water is one centipoise. The lower the number, the less the viscosity).
A unit of viscosity which is equal to 0.01 poise. centistoke (cs) A cgs unit of kinematic viscosity in customary use, equal to the kinematic viscosity of a fluid having a dynamic viscosity of 1 centipoise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimeter.