Definitions for: Concentration


[n] strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing extraneous material
[n] bringing together military forces
[n] great and constant diligence and attention
[n] the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter)
[n] the spatial property of being crowded together
[n] complete attention; intense mental effort
[n] increase in density



Webster (1913) Definition: Con`cen*tra"tion, n. [Cf. F. concentration.]
1. The act or process of concentrating; the process of
becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated;
concentration.

Concentration of the lunar beams. --Boyle.

Intense concetration of thought. --Sir J.
Herschel.

2. The act or process of reducing the volume of a liquid, as
by evaporation.

The acid acquires a higher degree of concentration.
--Knight.

3. (Metal.) The act or process of removing the dress of ore
and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as
by currents of air or water.

Synonyms: absorption, assiduity, assiduousness, compactness, denseness, density, engrossment, immersion

Antonyms: dilution, dispersion, distribution

See Also: assemblage, assembly, attention, bits per inch, bpi, centering, compaction, compression, concretion, densification, diligence, direction, engrossment, flux, flux density, focus, focusing, focussing, gathering, hydrogen ion concentration, increase, industriousness, industry, intentness, M, molality, molar concentration, molarity, pervaporation, property, rarefaction, singleness, spacing, spatial arrangement, specialism, strengthening, study, titer, titre

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