[ tur-bid-i-tee ]

  1. the state or quality of being clouded or opaque, usually because of suspended matter or stirred-up sediment: Other potential risks to water resources include increased turbidity from the erosion of cleared and excavated land.

Origin of turbidity

First recorded in 1620–30; from Medieval Latin turbiditās, from Latin turbid(us) + -itās -ity; see turbid
  • Rarely tur·bid·ness [tur-bid-nis] /ˈtɜr bɪd nɪs/ .

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