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Definition of Osmosis:
The diffusion of water through a semipermeable membrane from a solution with a lower to one with a higher solute concentration. [1]
This is the common definition for Osmosis, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also the article Salinity.


  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508