chlo·​rin·​i·​ty | \ klȯ-ˈri-nə-tē How to pronounce chlorinity (audio) \

Definition of chlorinity

: a measure of the concentration of halides in one kilogram of seawater

Examples of chlorinity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saruhashi is credited with creating a table bearing her name accurately measuring the amount of carbonic acid in water based on its temperature, pH level and chlorinity. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Google honors geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi," 22 Mar. 2018 According to Google's Doodle Blog, the geochemist is best known for the eponymous Saruhashi's Table, a methodology for correctly measuring the concentration of carbonic acid in water using pH level, chlorinity, and temperature. Madeline Buxton,, "Today's Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Japanese Scientist Katsuko Saruhashi," 22 Mar. 2018

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circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Chlorinity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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