Science / Chemistry / Specific Gravity: The mass of a unit volume of a substance relative to the mass of a unit volume of water. Temperature must be specified when reporting specific gravities, since the density of the substance and of water change with temperature. Specific gravities are often reported relative to water at 4°C; at that temperature, water has a density of 1.00000 g/ml and the specific gravity of a substance is equal to its density in g/ml.
Gravity Adjective Synonyms: gravitation, attraction
Gravity Noun Synonyms: seriousness, acuteness, immediacy, importance, significance, weight, magnitude, severity, urgency, exigency, momentousness, weightiness
Specific Noun Synonyms: definite, precise, exact, particular, explicit, express, unambiguous, definitive, clear-cut, unequivocal, (well-)defined, determined, specified, individual, peculiar, certain, limited, indicated, predetermined, established, spelt or spelled out, delineate
Science / Chemistry / Specific Volume: The volume of a unit mass of substance. For example, the specific volume of water at 4°C is 1.00000 ml/g. Specific volume is the reciprocal of density. MORE
Business / Finance / Specific Issues Market: The percentage of the total short sales of stock sold short by specialists. MORE