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specific gravity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics
specific gravityspeˌcific ˈgravity noun [countable, uncountable] technical  HPTEMthe weight of a substance divided by the weight of the amount of water that would fill the same space
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specific gravityA minor, but important constituent of many sandstones are the heavy minerals, with a specific gravity in excess of 2.9.Haulm destruction is carried out to stop the specific gravity from getting too high.The specific gravity is measured by Archimedes' principle.
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