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English → English (WordNet) Definition: specific gravity specific gravity n : the density of a substance relative to the density of water
English → English (gcide) Definition: Specific gravity Gravity \Grav"i*ty\, n.; pl. Gravities. [L. gravitas, fr. gravis heavy; cf. F. gravit['e]. See Grave, a., Grief.] 1. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead. [1913 Webster] 2. Sobriety of character or demeanor. “Men of gravity and learning.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense. [1913 Webster] They derive an importance from . . . the gravity of the place where they were uttered. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 4. (Physics) The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mus.) Lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness. [1913 Webster] Center of gravity See under Center. Gravity battery, See Battery, n., 4. Specific gravity, the ratio of the weight of a body to the weight of an equal volume of some other body taken as the standard or unit. This standard is usually water for solids and liquids, and air for gases. Thus, 19, the specific gravity of gold, expresses the fact that, bulk for bulk, gold is nineteen times as heavy as water. [1913 Webster] specific \spe*cif"ic\ (sp[-e]*s[i^]f"[i^]k), a. [F. sp['e]cifique, or NL. spesificus; L. species a particular sort or kind + facere to make. Cf. specify.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar property or properties of a thing which constitute its species, and distinguish it from other things; as, the specific form of an animal or a plant; the specific qualities of a drug; the specific distinction between virtue and vice. [1913 Webster] Specific difference is that primary attribute which distinguishes each species from one another. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifying; definite, or making definite; limited; precise; discriminating; as, a specific statement. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) Exerting a peculiar influence over any part of the body; preventing or curing disease by a peculiar adaptation, and not on general principles; as, quinine is a specific medicine in cases of malaria. [1913 Webster] In fact, all medicines will be found specific in the perfection of the science. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] Specific character (Nat. Hist.), a characteristic or characteristics distinguishing one species from every other species of the same genus. Specific disease (Med.) (a) A disease which produces a determinate definite effect upon the blood and tissues or upon some special tissue. (b) A disease which is itself uniformly produced by a definite and peculiar poison or organism. Specific duty. (Com.) See under Duty. Specific gravity. (Physics) See under Gravity. Specific heat (Physics), the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a body one degree, taking as the unit of measure the quantity required to raise the same weight of water from zero to one degree; thus, the specific heat of mercury is 0.033, that of water being 1.000. Specific inductive capacity (Physics), the effect of a dielectric body in producing static electric induction as compared with that of some other body or bodies referred to as a standard. Specific legacy (Law), a bequest of a particular thing, as of a particular animal or piece of furniture, specified and distinguished from all others. --Wharton. --Burrill. Specific name (Nat. Hist.), the name which, appended to the name of the genus, constitutes the distinctive name of the species; -- originally applied by Linn[ae]us to the essential character of the species, or the essential difference. The present specific name he at first called the trivial name. Specific performance (Law), the peformance of a contract or agreement as decreed by a court of equity. [1913 Webster]

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