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Word definitions for turbidity in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Turbidity \Tur*bid"i*ty\, n. Turbidness.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. the state of being turbid; turbidness

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1782, from Medieval Latin turbiditas , from Latin turbidus (see turbid ). Turbidity current is from 1939.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended [syn: turbidness ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye , similar to smoke in air . The measurement of turbidity is a key test of water quality . Fluids can contain...

Usage examples of turbidity.

I believe it was Heezen who once said that no one would ever see a turbidity current and survive.

On the other hand, as much silver nitrate is required to give the yellow turbidity due to silver iodide as would be required if no zinc were present.

The most satisfactory and exact finish is got by ignoring any faint suspicion of a turbidity and accepting the unmistakable turbidity which the next drop of silver nitrate is sure to produce.

It would carry a little vial of nutrient organic matter to Mars, arrange for a sample of Martian soil to be mixed in with it, and observe the changing turbidity or cloudiness of liquid as the Martian bugs (if there were any) grew (if they would).