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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thus if the area of maximum values of [([DELTA]W).sub.ch] in case "a" corresponds to the gravimetric moisture content values 12.9-15.8% and to dry density of soil 1.161.42 g/[cm.sup.3], then in case "b" this area is displaced toward lower humidity values W and spreads in its wider range (W = 3.5-13.8%).
We assumed a linear relationship between the gravimetric moisture content, or wetness (w, g/g), and the specific volume ([gamma], [cm.sup.3]/g), giving the equation:
The grower has estimated the gravimetric moisture content of the soil at approximately field capacity (DUL) using a commercial oven or microwave (Gardner 1986) as 0.33g/g.
Gravimetric moisture content ([theta]g) was determined at each site by oven-drying subsamples at 105[degrees]C for 24 h.
Soil (12.5 kg) that had been air-dried (40[degrees]C h crushed, and sieved (<2 mm) was re-wet (5.23 L of water) to a gravimetric moisture content of 42% approximately 1 h before commencement of the experiment.
In addition, 3 small samples (25 g of soil) were taken from the upper 10 mm of the soil in each of the 2 pots in Box 1 for gravimetric moisture content determination.