water content

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water content

[′wȯd·ər ‚kän‚tent]
(hydrology)
The liquid water present within a sample of snow (or soil) usually expressed in percent by weight; the water content in percent of water equivalent is 100 minus the quality of snow. Also known as free-water content; liquid-water content.

moisture content

1. The weight of water, usually expressed as a percentage of the total dry weight of a material.
2. The weight of water in a given soil mass.
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The gravimetric moisture content ([theta]g) was determined by oven-drying subsamples at 105[degrees]C for 24 h.
Gravimetric moisture content ([theta]g) was determined at each site by oven-drying subsamples at 105[degrees]C for 24 h.