stoichiometric

adjective

stoi·​chio·​met·​ric ˌstȯi-kē-ō-ˈme-trik How to pronounce stoichiometric (audio)
: of, relating to, used in, or marked by stoichiometry
stoichiometrically 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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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stoichiometric was in 1892

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“Stoichiometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoichiometric. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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