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[klaw-rin-i-tee, kloh-]
  1. the quality, state, or degree of being chlorinous.
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Origin of chlorinity

First recorded in 1930–35; chlorine + -ity
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chlorinity in Science


  1. 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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