titration

titrate

[tahy-treyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), titrated, titrating. Chemistry.
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:
1860–65; tit(e)r + -ate1

titratable, titrable [tahy-truh-buhl] , adjective
titration, noun
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titrate (ˈtaɪtreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
 
[C19: from French titrer; see titre]
 
ti'tratable
 
adj

titration (taɪˈtreɪʃən)
 
n
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

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

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.

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titration   (tī-trā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
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 [(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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