Definitions for "Infiltration rate"
Keywords:  soak, soil, inches, hour, absorption
The rate at which water penetrates the surface of the soil at any given instant, usually expressed in inches per hour. The rate can be limited by the infiltration capacity of the soil or the rate at which water is applied at the surface.
The rate in inches per hour that water moves into the soil. This rate slows with time.
The quantity of water that enters the soil surface in a specified time interval. Often expressed in volume of water per unit of soil surface area per unit of time.