[ kol-i-gey-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪ tɪv /
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adjective Physical Chemistry.
(of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature.
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The first set provides evidence as to the molecular weight of a substance: these are termed “colligative properties.”
British Dictionary definitions for colligative
/ (kəˈlɪɡətɪv) /
(of a physical property of a substance) depending on the concentrations of atoms, ions, and molecules that are present rather than on their nature
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