What does dilution mean?

Definitions for dilution
dɪˈlu ʃən, daɪ-di·lu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilutionnoun

    a diluted solution

  2. dilutionnoun

    weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner


  1. dilutionnoun

    The action of the verb dilute.

  2. dilutionnoun

    The process of making something dilute.

  3. dilutionnoun

    A solution that has had additional solvent, such as water, added to it into order to make it less concentrated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilutionnoun

    the act of diluting, or the state of being diluted

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dilution.]


  1. Dilution

    Dilution is a reduction in the concentration of a chemical. It is the process of reducing the concentration of a solute in solution, usually simply by mixing with more solvent. To dilute a solution means to add more solvent without the addition of more solute. The resulting solution is thoroughly mixed so as to ensure that all parts of the solution are identical. The same direct relationship applies to gases and vapors diluted in air for example. Although, thorough mixing of gases and vapors may not be as easily accomplished. For example, if there are 10 grams of salt dissolved in 1 litre of water, this solution has a certain salt concentration/molarity. If one adds 1 litre of water to this solution the salt concentration is reduced. The diluted solution still contains 10 grams of salt/. Mathematically this relationship can be shown in the equation: Where:


  1. Dilution

    much thinned out or diluted.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilution in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dilution in a Sentence

  1. Walter Woo:

    The price is really over-valued, i don't think the physical stores' performances are that good. I don't think the upside from the acquisition can actually offset that large amount of dilution.

  2. Erin Bromage:

    It's worse in regards to energy, but the more outside air we bring in, the more dilution of the virus we have and then the safer you are, how to safely avoid sunburn in the age of coronavirus.

  3. Cao Si Kiem:

    When all the power is in the hand of a single person, decisions are prone to mistakes, we had to accept power dilution.

  4. Alexander Moraitakis:

    But bank shares are still pounded by selling pressure due to dilution fears, given their need to recapitalizes.

  5. Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    They are highly welcome to become shareholers. The main prerequisite is that there will be no dilution to other shareholders.

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