Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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penetration

1. The entering of an adhesive into an adherend. This property is measured by the depth to which the adhesive penetrates the adherend. See also: ABSORBENCY ; PERMEABILITY ; STRIKE IN . 2. A general term for the infusion of a tanning material into the thickness of a hide or skin. 3. The entering of an ink vehicle into the surface of a paper or cloth. (17 , 143 , 309 )




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