Adjective "salinity" definition and examples

(Salinity may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/səˈlɪnɪti/

Definitions and examples

noun

The concentration of dissolved salts in water etc., usually expressed in parts per thousand by weight.
  1. count noun 'low salinities occur in the Baltic'
  2. 'Tidal action increases the salinity upstream during the dry season.'
  3. 'We have the issue of salinity, which is particularly Australian.'
  4. 'We know from models it could actually change some of the ocean salinity.'
  5. 'They need to use their water more efficiently, to grow new, more valuable crops and help prevent the spread of salinity.'
  6. 'We have blue-green algae outbreaks, we have dryland salinity, we have erosion and soil acidification.'

More definitions

1. of, containing, or resembling common table salt; salty or saltlike: a saline solution.

2. of or relating to a chemical salt, especially of sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc., as used as a cathartic.

3. of or relating to a method of abortion involving injection of hypertonic saline solution into the amniotic cavity during the second trimester. noun

4. a sterile solution of sodium chloride used to dilute medications or for intravenous therapy.

5. salty water; a salty solut

More examples(as adjective)

"degradations can be salinity."

Origin

(saline)