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colligative

[kol-i-gey-tiv] /ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪ tɪv/
adjective, Physical Chemistry
1.
(of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; colligate + -ive
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  • Along with the colligative property mentioned above is another one called osmotic pressure.
  • Properties of solutions depend upon the concentration of solute particles and are called colligative properties.
British Dictionary definitions for colligative

colligative

/kəˈlɪɡətɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a physical property of a substance) depending on the concentrations of atoms, ions, and molecules that are present rather than on their nature
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