Meaning of Mooney in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmuːni/


  • Attributive Used with reference to various concepts relating to the measurement of physical properties of rubber and other elastic solids, and instruments employed in such measurement; "Mooney material" noun a material (such as rubber) whose behaviour under large elastic deformation approximates to that of an ideal, perfectly elastic material which is isotropic and incompressible. "Mooney viscometer" noun a type of viscometer for measuring the viscosity of unvulcanized rubber.


1940s. From the name of Melvin Mooney, U.S. physicist specializing in the rheology of rubber.