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[mass noun] A mixture of dyes that changes colour gradually over a range of pH and is used (especially as indicator paper) in testing for acids and alkalis.
- ‘The easiest universal indicator to prepare is red cabbage juice.’
- ‘The groups are regular acid-base indicators, mixed indicators, screened indicators, universal indicators, pH sticks, litmus paper (embedded in gel or litmus in a gel), natural food indicators, fluorescent indicators, luminescent indicators, irreversible indicators and a miscellaneous group.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.