transference number

noun Physical Chemistry.

that fraction of the total electric current that anions and cations carry in passing through an electrolytic solution.

Nearby words

  1. transferable vote,
  2. transferal,
  3. transferase,
  4. transferee,
  5. transference,
  6. transferential,
  7. transfermium,
  8. transferor,
  9. transferral,
  10. transferrin

Origin of transference number

First recorded in 1895–1900

Also called transport number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019