Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Saline or salty character or quality; degree of saltiness; salineness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Salineness.

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  • noun The quality of being saline.
  • noun chemistry The concentration of salt in a solution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
  • noun the relative proportion of salt in a solution

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Examples

  • Blood is like seawater in salinity, perhaps like microscopic soup in makeup.

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  • Soil salinity is rising on irrigated land which accounts for some 40 per cent of the world's food crops.

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  • Further, some types are also adapted to salinity, which is often a problem in semiarid lands.

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  • As a result, it stores and exports less freshwater and the salt concentration (also referred to as salinity) of the Arctic Ocean declines.

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  • As a result, it stores and exports less freshwater and the salt concentration (also referred to as salinity) of the Arctic Ocean declines.

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  • Physiological barriers to movement such as salinity tolerances or velocity barriers (i.e., currents) will possibly restrict range extensions where physical barriers to migration (e.g., waterfalls, non-connected drainage basins) do not exist.

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  • Parameters such as salinity, temperature and nutrient levels are measured.

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  • Watering patterns that encourage shallow rootedness can lead to other problems such as salinity (section 12.6.2) or roots growing primarily in upper soil layers where temperatures are high, both of which can inhibit growth and kill the plant in severe cases.

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  • Mark nodded in his neoprofessional way, reaching for the terminal and requesting "salinity" from the machine.

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  • Assuming that the organisms under consideration for coastal mariculture are indigenous, physical factors such as salinity and temperature should not be limiting at normal animal densities.

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  • I am told these men are the salt of the earth

         (I cannot testify to their salinity,

         all I can see is they scratch their genitals).

    Some may be worse, none can be more disgusting.

         Guttural bucolics ham-philosophise,

         the gormless spout politics 'Them MPs

    is thick as shit, thick as shit them MPs.'

    - Peter Reading, New Start, from Fiction, 1979

    June 26, 2008

  • What a salient citation.

    June 26, 2008