from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical formula that indicates the relative proportions of the elements in a molecule rather than the actual number of atoms of the elements.
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- n. A notation indicating the ratios of the various elements present in a compound, without regard to the actual numbers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Formula.
- n. an expression which gives the simple proportion of the constituents.
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- n. a chemical formula showing the ratio of elements in a compound rather than the total number of atoms
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