[ klaw-rin-i-tee, kloh- ]
/ klɔˈrɪn ɪ ti, kloʊ- /


the quality, state, or degree of being chlorinous.

Nearby words

  1. chlorination,
  2. chlorine,
  3. chlorine 36,
  4. chlorine acne,
  5. chlorine dioxide,
  6. chlorite,
  7. chloritic,
  8. chlormerodrin,
  9. chloro-,
  10. chloroacetic

Origin of chlorinity

First recorded in 1930–35; chlorine + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for chlorinity


[ klôr-ĭnĭ-tē ]

A measure of the amount of chlorine and other halides in water, especially seawater. Chlorinity is measured in terms of the mass of silver required to precipitate completely the halogens in a 0.3285 kg (0.7227 lb) sample of seawater. It used to be measured in terms of the total mass, in grams, of chlorine and other halides in 1 g of seawater.
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