alkalinity

[ al-kuh-lin-i-tee ]
/ ˌæl kəˈlɪn ɪ ti /
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noun Chemistry.

alkaline condition; the quality that constitutes an alkali.

Origin of alkalinity

First recorded in 1780–90; alkaline + -ity

Related forms

hy·per·al·ka·lin·i·ty, nounsu·per·al·ka·lin·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alkalinity

alkalinity

/ (ˌælkəˈlɪnɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality or state of being alkaline
the amount of alkali or base in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH

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Medicine definitions for alkalinity

alkalinity

[ ăl′kə-lĭnĭ-tē ]

n.

The alkali concentration or alkaline quality of a substance that contains alkali.

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