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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-muh-tog-ruh-fee]
    • /ˌkroʊ məˈtɒg rə fi/
    • /ˌkrəʊ.məˈtɒɡ.rə.fi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-muh-tog-ruh-fee]
    • /ˌkroʊ məˈtɒg rə fi/

Definitions of chromatography word

  • noun chromatography the technique of separating and analysing the components of a mixture of liquids or gases by selective adsorption in, for example, a column of powder (column chromatography) or on a strip of paper (paper chromatography) 3
  • noun chromatography any of various processes of chemical analysis in which the constituents of a mixture are separated into distinct bands or spots on an adsorbent material 3
  • noun chromatography Chromatography is a sorption process in which adsorbents are used, usually in a column. 3
  • noun chromatography the separation of mixtures into their constituents by preferential adsorption by a solid, as a column of silica (column chromatography) or a strip of filter paper (paper chromatography) or by a gel. 1
  • noun chromatography The separation of a mixture by passing it in solution or suspension or as a vapor (as in gas chromatography) through a medium in which the components move at different rates. 1
  • noun chromatography (chemistry) Any of various techniques for the qualitative or quantitative separation of the components of mixtures of compounds; all characterised by the use of a mobile phase (gas or liquid) moving relative to a stationary phase (liquid or solid) - the differences between the rates of migration of the compounds between the two phases effects the separation. 0

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Origin of chromatography

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35; chromato- + -graphy

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Parts of speech for Chromatography


chromatography popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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