precipitant

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precipitant

Chem a substance or agent that causes a precipitate to form

precipitant

[prə′sip·ət·əns]
(chemistry)
A chemical or chemicals that cause a precipitate to form when added to a solution.
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In the precipitance to arrive at rules to be applied in the new information age, the theoretical aspects of tax policy appear to have been overshadowed.
In appendix B Treiger makes a serious argument for translating it as "Precipitance (of the Philosophers)" instead of "Incoherence (of the Philosophers)." At first sight, this is convincing, even if some aspects of the work make the more common translation "incoherence" more plausible.
Bingley denies having assumed '"the character of needless precipitance merely to shew off before the ladies'" (PP 49); a woman's face shows "the strong characters of pride and ill nature" (SS 232); Colonel Brandon concludes his account of Willoughby's misdeeds by saying, '"His character is now before you; expensive, dissipated, and worse than both'" (SS 210).