Definition of relative density in English:

relative density

Line breaks: rela|tive dens|ity

noun

Chemistry
  • The ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a standard, usually water for a liquid or solid, and air for a gas.
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    • The position at which influent water penetrates the lake water depends on the relative densities of the water masses.
    • We used seedling density values to calculate the relative density of each species.
    • ‘Acceleration is dependent on the relative density of the ‘host’ mass‘

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