Definitions for salinitysəˈlɪn ɪ ti
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sa•lineˈseɪ lin, -laɪn(adj.)
of, containing, or tasting of common salt; salty:
saline soil; a saline solution.
of or pertaining to a chemical salt, esp. of sodium, potassium, or magnesium, used as a cathartic.
(n.)a saline solution.
Origin of saline:
1400–50; ME: composed of salt < L salīnus salty =sal-, s. of sāl salt +-īnus -ine1
sa•lin•i•tysəˈlɪn ɪ ti(n.)
salt, saltiness, salinity(noun)
the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
the relative proportion of salt in a solution
The quality of being saline.
The concentration of salt in a solution.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Degree of saltiness, which is largely the OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION of SODIUM CHLORIDE plus any other SALTS present. It is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.