Chemistry. the use of litmus paper or solution to test the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.
a crucial and revealing test in which there is one decisive factor.
a test to establish the acidity or alkalinity of a mixture
a critical indication of future success or failure
litmus test n.
A test for chemical acidity or basicity using litmus paper.
[lahy-tuh-teez, lit-uh-, lahy-toh-teez] /ˈlaɪ təˌtiz, ˈlɪt ə-, laɪˈtoʊ tiz/ noun, plural litotes. Rhetoric. 1. understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”. /ˈlaɪtəʊˌtiːz/ noun (pl) -tes 1. understatement for rhetorical effect, esp when achieved by using negation with a term in place […]
[lee-ter] /ˈli tər/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. . [lee-ter] /ˈli tər/ noun 1. a unit of capacity redefined in 1964 by a reduction of 28 parts in a million to be exactly equal to one cubic decimeter. It is equivalent to 1.0567 U.S. liquid quarts and is equal to the volume of one kilogram of […]
[lit] /lɪt/ noun 1. . [lit] /lɪt/ noun, Informal. 1. literature: a college course in English lit. /lɪt/ verb 1. a past tense and past participle of light1 2. an alternative past tense and past participle of light2 adj. from past participle of light (v.2). Slang meaning “drunk” is recorded from 1914. n. “color, hue, […]