specific gravity

noun

Definition of specific gravity

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

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  1. determining the specific gravity of a mineral

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SPECIFIC GRAVITY Defined for English Language Learners

specific gravity

Definition of specific gravity for English Language Learners

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


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specific gravity

noun

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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