[ kon-suh n-trey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn sənˈtreɪ ʃən /


Origin of concentration

First recorded in 1625–35; concentr(ic) + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM concentration

hy·per·con·cen·tra·tion, nounnon·con·cen·tra·tion, nouno·ver·con·cen·tra·tion, nounpre·con·cen·tra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for concentration

/ (ˌkɒnsənˈtreɪʃən) /


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Medical definitions for concentration

[ kŏn′sən-trāshən ]


An increase of the strength of a pharmaceutical preparation by the extraction, precipitation, and drying of its crude active agent.
An increase in the strength of a fluid or gas in a mixture by purification, evaporation, or diffusion.
The amount of a specified substance in a unit amount of another substance.
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Scientific definitions for concentration

[ kŏn′sən-trāshən ]

The amount of a particular substance in a given amount of another substance, especially a solution or mixture.
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