chlorinity

noun

chlo·​rin·​i·​ty klȯ-ˈri-nə-tē How to pronounce chlorinity (audio)
: a measure of the concentration of halides in one kilogram of seawater

Example Sentences

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, 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, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorinity was circa 1931

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“Chlorinity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorinity. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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