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A measure of the amount of chlorine or other halides in water, especially seawater.
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(Chemistry) the amount of chlorine present in water, esp sea-water
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(klɔˈrɪn ɪ ti, kloʊ-)

the degree of chlorine or other halides present in seawater.
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Noun1.chlorinity - a measure of the quantity of chlorine or other halides in water (especially seawater)
definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
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