• WordNet 3.6
    • n solubility the quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid
    • n solubility the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve
    • n solubility the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aspirin was the first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.
    • Solubility The quality, condition, or degree of being soluble or solvable; as, the solubility of a salt; the solubility of a problem or intricate difficulty.
    • Solubility (Bot) The tendency to separate readily into parts by spurious articulations, as the pods of tick trefoil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Human beings can't smell or taste a substance that is not soluble. On a dry tongue, sugar has no taste. In a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be noticed. Anything to be smelled must float in the air.
    • n solubility The property of being soluble; that property of a body which renders it susceptible of solution; susceptibility of being dissolved in a fluid.
    • n solubility In botany, a capability of separating easily into parts, as that of certain legumes to divide transversely into parts or joints.
    • n solubility Capability of being solved, resolved, answered, cleared up, or disentangled, as a problem, a question, or a doubt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Plant life could not exist without lightning. Nitrogen, an essential food for plants, comprises 80% of the atmosphere, but in a form that is insoluble and unusable. It's the intense heat of lightning that forces the nitrogen to combine with oxygen in the air, forming nitrogen oxides that are soluble in water and fall to the earth in rain as dilute nitric acid. This reacts with minerals in the ground to become the nitrates on which the plants depend.
    • ns Solubility capability of being dissolved in a fluid
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  • Sir Peter Medawar
    Sir Peter Medawar
    “If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. solubilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. solubilissolvĕre, to solve.


In literature:

Shellac is soluble in alcohol, and in many acids and alkalies.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
If the water is heated gradually the soluble materials are more easily dissolved.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
It is very slightly soluble in water.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
It is more soluble than arsenate of lead and hence there is greater danger of burning the foliage with it.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Mellin's food is composed principally (eighty per cent) of soluble carbohydrates.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
From the solubility of a gas in water, no prediction can be made as to its solubility in other liquids.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
That of a vegeto-animal substance, commonly called ferment, and soluble in water.
"The Art of Making Whiskey" by Anthony Boucherie
They are readily soluble, won't be tasted, and will do the work.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
In order to make "soluble cocoa" as sold in Europe this fatty substance is extracted.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Many of the characters have been represented as the outcome of speculation respecting the least soluble problems of human existence.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee

In poetry:

If ever this world from corruption is free,
And righteousness reign in the kingdom to be,
Like salt in its simple and soluble way
Infusing malodour, preventing decay.
So human endeavor in action sublime
Must never relax till the finale of time.
"The Salt of the Earth" by Hattie Howard

In news:

ORTHENE 97 is a soluble insecticide in pellet form for use by professional applicators only.
As Amy Campbell mentions in her blog entry this week, barley is rich in soluble fiber, which in turn can help lower cholesterol levels.
Gases are more soluble at low temperatures than at high temperatures.
Dedong Wu, senior scientist at AstraZeneca, explains how nanoparticle engineering and crystal engineering can aid solubility .
An affordable workhorse for water- soluble pouch packaging.
Water- soluble Astaxanthin for O/W Cosmetic Applications.
Water- soluble Silicone Wax for Feel in Hair and Skin Care.
Items Tagged with ' soluble fiber'.
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Growth and height of vinca in response to increasing soluble salts.
It takes at least 3 grams of soluble fiber per day to reduce cholesterol.
Study shows soluble fiber boosts immune system.
An affordable workhorse for water-soluble pouch packaging.
Water-soluble Astaxanthin for O/W Cosmetic Applications.
Water-soluble Silicone Wax for Feel in Hair and Skin Care.

In science:

Horowitz, “Exactly Soluble Diffeomorphism Invariant Theories,” Commun.
A note on topological brane theories
The SEVRW model has a trivially exactly soluble point, the decoupling point where the polymer can not cross defect lines.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
In the linear spin-wave approach, the quadratic Hamiltonian is soluble by a generalized Bogoliubov transformation for bosons, a generalization of Ref. 24.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
However, it is possible to gain some analytic understanding in a few soluble limits.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
On the other hand since T is soluble, H is soluble.
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups