stoi·​chio·​met·​ric | \ ˌstȯi-kē-ō-ˈme-trik How to pronounce stoichiometric (audio) \

Definition of stoichiometric

: of, relating to, used in, or marked by stoichiometry

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stoichiometrically \ ˌstȯi-​kē-​ō-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stoichiometrically (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Because very lean combustion is cooler than a stoichiometric reaction (where λ=1 and there is exactly enough air to completely burn each molecule of fuel but no more), less energy is wasted as heat. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Compression ignition engines are a big breakthrough—we got to try one," 25 Jan. 2018 The material used for this technology on this tire is an alloy based on stoichiometric nickel titanium. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "NASA’s Airless Tire for Mars Missions Has a Great Memory [Video]," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of stoichiometric

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Stoichiometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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