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In context of securities, easily traded or converted to cash.
In context of a corporation, the state of having enough cash and cash equivalents to cover short-term obligations.


Easy convertibility into cash. A liquid asset or security can be easily bought or sold with little or no impact on price. Most methods of counting money supply include some highly liquid investments such as certificates of deposit. Liquid assets and investments are highly desirable as they may be sold to allow an investor to enter other investments as they arise. On exchanges, liquid investments usually have low bid-ask spreads. See also: Illiquid, Liquidity preference hypothesis.


1. Of, relating to, or being an asset that may be bought or sold in a short period of time with relatively small price changes engendered by the transaction. A U.S. Treasury bill is an example of a very liquid asset. (Many issues of municipal bonds are not very liquid.) Compare illiquid.
2. Of, relating to, or being an investment position in which most of the assets are in money or near money. This kind of position generally earns a relatively low return but allows the investor to take advantage of other investment opportunities.
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i] = saturation enthalpy of ammonia-water solution in liquid state, KJ/kg
Interestingly, the Jovian planets all have densities consistent with the liquid state (Jupiter: ~1.
By his ingenious investigations, it was given to our countryman Van der Waals to shed the full light of theory on the deviations from Boyle's law and on the continuity of the gaseous and the liquid state, and to explain this from the motion of molecules.
CO2 is ideal for enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons because it is injected in a liquid state and converts to a gaseous stage down-hole, mitigating formational damage and fluid on formation, while enhancing well-clean up and flow-back.
The Ministry of Petroleum signed a five-year agreement with Nowegian company HOG to rent a regasification boat to convert the imported gas from its liquid state into gas, said Abdel-Badie.
Whether magma spends much of its existence in the hot, largely liquid state or heats up briefly before erupting has been a mystery.
An indicator light on the pump module alerts the user to proper operation of the Peltier pre-cooler, ensuring C02 is maintained in the liquid state.
Washington, Feb 11 ( ANI ): Using high-powered lasers, scientists have found that molten magnesium silicate undergoes a phase change in the liquid state, abruptly transforming to a more dense liquid with increasing pressure.
In this liquid state, the atoms tend to spontaneously arrange themselves to form crystals.
Among their topics are the non-Gaussian diffusion of phosphorus and arsenic in silicon with local density diffusivity model, the artificial aging behavior of 6063 alloy studied using Vickers hardness and positron annihilation lifetime techniques, the liquid-phase sintering of tungsten heavy alloys, new experimental proof of phase and structure formation in metallic materials eletrodeposited through a liquid state stage, the variable range hopping model in manganese oxides, and dynamics of trililoxane wetting of hydrophobic surfaces.
Review the PCB fabrication process, the reflow temperature and time in a liquid state for the solder paste.