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English definition of “specific gravity”

specific gravity

noun [U] uk   specialized us  
the mass of a particular volume of a substance when compared with the mass of an equal volume of water at 4°C. A more modern name for this is relative density.Area, mass, weight and volume in generalAlcohol - general words
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