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ATOMIC WEIGHT

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ATOMIC WEIGHT (noun)
  The noun ATOMIC WEIGHT has 1 sense:

1. (chemistry) the ratio of the atomic mass of an element to half the atomic mass of carbon

  Familiarity information: ATOMIC WEIGHT used as a noun is very rare.


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ATOMIC WEIGHT (noun)


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Meaning:

(chemistry) the ratio of the atomic mass of an element to half the atomic mass of carbon

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

atomic weight; relative atomic mass

Hypernyms ("atomic weight" is a kind of...):

mass (the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "atomic weight"):

combining weight; eq; equivalent; equivalent weight (the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen)

meq; milliequivalent (one-thousandth of an equivalent)


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