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spe·cif·ic grav·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specific gravity(noun)

    the density of a substance relative to the density of water

Wiktionary

  1. specific gravity(Noun)

    The ratio of the mass of a substance to that of an equal volume of water at 4°C (or to some other reference substance)

Freebase

  1. Specific gravity

    Specific gravity is the ratio of the density of a substance compared to the density of a reference substance. Apparent specific gravity is the ratio of the weight of a volume of the substance to the weight of an equal volume of the reference substance. The reference substance is nearly always water for liquids or air for gases. Temperature and pressure must be specified for both the sample and the reference. Pressure is nearly always 1 atm equal to 101.325 kPa. Temperatures for both sample and reference vary from industry to industry. In British brewing practice the specific gravity as specified above is multiplied by 1000. Specific gravity is commonly used in industry as a simple means of obtaining information about the concentration of solutions of various materials such as brines, hydrocarbons, sugar solutions and acids.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Specific Gravity

    the weight of a body compared with another of equal bulk taken as a standard, such as the weight of a cubic inch of water.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Specific Gravity

    The ratio of the density of a material to the density of some standard material, such as water or air, at a specified temperature.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of specific gravity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of specific gravity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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