Definitions for salinitysəˈlɪn ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•lineˈseɪ lin, -laɪn(adj.)

  1. of, containing, or tasting of common salt; salty:

    saline soil; a saline solution.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. of or pertaining to a chemical salt, esp. of sodium, potassium, or magnesium, used as a cathartic.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. (n.)a saline solution.

    Category: Ecology

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.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salt, saltiness, salinity(noun)

    the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

  2. brininess, salinity(noun)

    the relative proportion of salt in a solution


  1. salinity(Noun)

    The quality of being saline.

  2. salinity(Noun)

    The concentration of salt in a solution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salinity(noun)



  1. Salinity

    Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water or in soil.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Salinity

    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.


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