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titrate

[tahy-treyt] /ˈtaɪ treɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), titrated, titrating. Chemistry
1.
to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a liquid reagent of known strength and measuring the volume necessary to convert the constituent to another form.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; tit(e)r + -ate1
Related forms
titratable, titrable
[tahy-truh-buh l] /ˈtaɪ trə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
titration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for titration

titration

/taɪˈtreɪʃən/
noun
1.
an operation, used in volumetric analysis, in which a measured amount of one solution is added to a known quantity of another solution until the reaction between the two is complete. If the concentration of one solution is known, that of the other can be calculated

titrate

/ˈtaɪtreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
Derived Forms
titratable, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French titrer; see titre
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Word Origin and History for titration
n.

1864, from French titrer, from titre "standard, title" (see title (n.)), also "fineness of alloyed gold;" in chemistry, the establishment of a standard strength or degree of concentration of a solution.

titrate

v.

1870, from French titrer, from titre "title, qualification" (see titration).

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titration in Medicine

titration ti·tra·tion (tī-trā'shən)
n.
The process, operation, or method of determining the concentration of a substance in a solution to which the addition of a reagent having a known concentration is made in carefully measured amounts until a reaction of definite and known proportion is completed, as shown by a color change or by electrical measurement, and then calculating the unknown concentration.

titrate ti·trate (tī'trāt')
v. ti·trat·ed, ti·trat·ing, ti·trates
To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.


ti'trat'a·ble adj.
ti'tra'tor n.
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titration in Science
titration
  (tī-trā'shən)   
The process or operation of determining the concentration of a substance in solution. Titration is performed by adding to a known volume of the solution a standard reagent of known concentration in carefully measured amounts until a reaction of definite and known proportion is completed (as shown by a color change or by electrical measurement) and then calculating the unknown concentration.
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titration in Culture
titration [(teye-tray-shuhn)]

In chemistry, the determination of what materials are present in a sample by adding precise amounts of known chemicals and observing the chemical reaction.

Note: The term titration is occasionally used informally to suggest extreme precision in some sort of measurement or determination.
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