Abel test

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the surname Sir Frederick Abel, English chemist.

Pronunciation[edit]

(US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bəl tɜst/

Noun[edit]

Abel test (plural Abel tests)

  1. (chemistry, usually capitalized) A test to determine the flash point of a volatile oil.
  2. (chemistry, usually capitalized) A test for the stability of smokeless powder and similar explosives.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3