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The term "porosimetry" is often used to include the measurements of pore size, volume, distribution, density, and other porosity-related characteristics of a material. Porosity is especially important in understanding the formation, structure, and potential use of many substances. The porosity of a material affects its physical properties and, subsequently, its behavior in its surrounding environment. The adsorption, permeability, strength, density, and other factors influenced by a substance's porosity determine the manner and fashion in which it can be appropriately used.