transference number

noun Physical Chemistry.

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

Origin of transference number

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called transport number.

Definition for transport number (2 of 2)

transport number

noun Physical Chemistry. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019