Definition of baryta in English:

baryta

noun

mass nounChemistry
  • Barium hydroxide.

    • ‘I was first drawn to the Vandyke process when I became dissatisfied with the lack of variety and character of the baryta base of conventional gelatin-silver photographic papers.’
    • ‘Our real photo baryta inkjet paper is created through a desire to replicate as closely as possible the essence, quality and archival properties of traditional photography within an inkjet product.’
    • ‘This gas is absorbed by barium hydroxide solution, an alkaline solution known as baryta water.’
    • ‘Regarding physical properties, their choice includes a wide range of surfaces made on baryta coated and resin coated paper base, their presentation includes all usual units of sale in different sheet and roll sizes.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from baryte, on the pattern of words such as soda.

Pronunciation

baryta

/bəˈrʌɪtə/