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selectivity

in analysis
  1. (qualitative): The extent to which other substances interfere with the determination of a substance according to a given procedure.
  2. (quantitative): A term used in conjunction with another substantive (e.g. constant, coefficient, index, factor, number) for the quantitative characterization of interferences.
Source:
PAC, 1983, 55, 553 (Recommendations for the usage of selective, selectivity and related terms in analytical chemistry) on page 555
See also:
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167 (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2174
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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