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OTHER WORDS FROM specific gravityspe·cif·ic-grav·i·ty, adjective
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The charge should be continued until five consecutive, specific-gravity readings are practically the same.Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2|Kempster Miller
Separate samples are then weighed out for mortar briquettes, for soundness pats, and for the specific-gravity and fineness tests.
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The mass of a substance, given as a multiple of the mass of the same volume of a standard substance (usually water). The specific gravity of aluminum is 2.70; hence, a cubic foot of aluminum weighs 2.70 times as much as a cubic foot of water.