titration

noun

ti·​tra·​tion tī-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce titration (audio)
: a method or process of determining the concentration of a dissolved substance in terms of the smallest amount of reagent of known concentration required to bring about a given effect in reaction with a known volume of the test solution

Examples of titration in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of titration was circa 1859

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“Titration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titration. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

titration

noun
ti·​tra·​tion tī-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce titration (audio)
: the process of finding out the strength of a liquid mixture (as of an acid in water) by dripping another mixture (as of a base) of known strength into a known amount of the first mixture with usually another substance that will change color and measuring the amount of the second mixture required to make the first mixture change color

Medical Definition

titration

noun
ti·​tra·​tion tī-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce titration (audio)
: a method or the process of determining the concentration of a dissolved substance in terms of the smallest amount of a reagent of known concentration required to bring about a given effect in reaction with a known volume of the test solution
especially : the analytical process of successively adding from a burette measured amounts of a reagent to a known volume of a sample in solution or a known weight of a sample until a desired end point (as a color change) is reached

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