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

Other Words from stoichiometric

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

Examples of stoichiometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stoichiometric material consumption equation is based on the process identified as the predominant method of production of the substance, assuming a 100- percent yield. Lynn Mucenski Keck, Forbes, 25 July 2022 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, 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, 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 16 Aug. 2022.

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