What is purity?

  • (noun): Being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material.
    Synonyms: pureness
    See also — Additional definitions below


Purity is the absence of impurity or contaminants in a substance. The term also applies to the absence of vice in human character.

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List Of Silicon Producers
... starts at silicon metal, which is the material used to gain high purity silicon ... High purity silicon - coming in different grades of purity - will be used for growing silicon ingots, which will be sliced to wafers in a process called ...
... Purity is the absence of impurity or contaminants in a substance ... Purity may also refer to Purity (gas), an indication of the amount of other gases in a particular gas Purity (film), a 1916 motion picture ... Purity (quantum mechanics), a measure of correlation between a system and its environment Purity, a song by Slipknot on their debut self-titled album Purity ...
Spectral Purity
... Spectral purity is a quantification of the monochromaticity of a given light sample ... Spectral purity is given by Spectral purity is easier to achieve in devices that generate visible and ultraviolet light, since higher frequency light results in greater spectral purity ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Ninth Commandment
... lust and bodily desires "for sinful relationships with another person's spouse." Purity of heart is suggested as the necessary quality needed to accomplish this task common ... The Church identifies gifts of God that help a person maintain purity Chastity, which enables people to love others with upright and undivided hearts ... Purity of intention, which seeks to fulfill God's will in everything, knowing that it alone will lead to the true end of man ...
Chemetco - Operation - Production
... Feron, Chemetco had been a major producer of high-purity copper derived from secondary sources – recycled and residual materials ... Copper anodes (98% Cu purity) emerged from the furnace as an intermediate product ... a number of years, these were electrolyzed by Chemetco to produce a higher-purity copper cathode (99.98% Cu purity.) However, the company later discontinued electrolysis of its own copper and sold copper ...

More definitions of "purity":

  • (noun): A woman's virtue or chastity.
    Synonyms: honor, honour
  • (noun): The state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil.
    Synonyms: sinlessness, innocence

Famous quotes containing the word purity:

    I know the purity of pure despair,
    My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    All sensuality is one, though it takes many forms; all purity is one. It is the same whether a man eat, or drink, or cohabit, or sleep sensually. They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is. The impure can neither stand nor sit with purity.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The purity of today will invest us like a breeze,
    Only be hard, spare, ironical: something one can
    Tip one’s hat to and still get some use out of.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)