combining weight definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • that proportional weight, typically regarded hydrogen as a regular, as well as for each element fixed and specific, in which a feature unites with another to create a distinct chemical. The incorporating weights either tend to be identical with, or tend to be multiples or submultiples of, the atomic body weight. See Atomic body weight, under Atomic, a.
  • noun:
    • the atomic fat of an element that has the same combining ability as certain weight of another factor; the conventional is 8 for air
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