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specific gravity

noun

Simple Definition of specific gravity

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

Full Definition of specific gravity

  1. :  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



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First Known Use of specific gravity

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Rhymes with specific gravity


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specific gravity

noun

Medical Definition of specific gravity

  1. :  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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