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specific gravity

noun

: a measurement that indicates how dense a substance is by comparing it to the density of water

Full Definition of SPECIFIC GRAVITY

:  the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of some substance (as pure water) taken as a standard when both densities are obtained by weighing in air

Examples of SPECIFIC GRAVITY

  1. determining the specific gravity of a mineral

First Known Use of SPECIFIC GRAVITY

1660

Rhymes with SPECIFIC GRAVITY

specific gravity

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPECIFIC GRAVITY

:  the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of some substance (as pure water) taken as a standard when both densities are obtained by weighing in air

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