law of definite proportions

noun phrase

: a statement in chemistry: every definite compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by weight

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of law of definite proportions was in 1830

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“Law of definite proportions.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20of%20definite%20proportions. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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law of definite proportions

: a law of chemistry that states that every definite compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by mass

Medical Definition

law of definite proportions

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law of def·​i·​nite pro·​por·​tions -ˈdef-(ə-)nət-prə-ˈpȯr-shənz How to pronounce law of definite proportions (audio)
: a statement in chemistry: every definite compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by weight

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