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colligative

Pronunciation: ko-lig'a-tiv

Definition:

  1. Depending on numbers of particles.
  2. Referring to properties of solutions that depend only on the concentration of dissolved substances and not on their nature (osmotic pressure, elevation of boiling point, vapor pressure lowering, freezing point depression).
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