@I03089@ by a substance that produces a signal by a similar mechanism to the analyte, which in the given procedure (including the apparatus used) can not be distinguished from the signal given by the analyte. For example, in a colour reaction with an organic @L03518@ by also reacting with the ligand and producing a coloured compound absorbing at the same @W06659@ as the compound produced by the analyte or in an atomic spectrochemical analysis by absorbing or emitting at the same @W06659@ as the analyte.
PAC, 1983, 55, 553. (Recommendations for the usage of selective, selectivity and related terms in analytical chemistry) on page 554 [Terms] [Paper]