noun Chemistry.

the state of being a base.
the power of an acid to react with bases, dependent on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms of the acid.

Nearby words

  1. basic vocabulary,
  2. basic wage,
  3. basic weight,
  4. basically,
  5. basichromatic,
  6. basicranial,
  7. basicranial axis,
  8. basicranial flexure,
  9. basics,
  10. basidia

Origin of basicity

First recorded in 1840–50; basic + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for basicity



  1. the state of being a base
  2. the extent to which a substance is basic
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Medicine definitions for basicity




The ability of an acid to react based on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms it contains.
The quality of being basic.

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