Regelation
Regelation Re`ge*la"tion (-l?"sh?n), n. [Pref. re- + L. gelatio a freezing.] (Physics) The act or process of freezing anew, or together,as two pieces of ice. [1913 Webster]

Note: Two pieces of ice at (or even) 32? Fahrenheit, with moist surfaces, placed in contact, freeze together to a rigid mass. This is called regelation. --Faraday. [1913 Webster]


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  • Regelation — is the phenomenon of melting under pressure and freezing again when the pressure is reduced. Many textbooks and websites claim that regelation can be demonstrated by looping a fine wire around a block of ice and attaching a heavy weight to it.… …   Wikipedia

  • Regelation — Regelation, s. Eis, S. 473 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Regelation — Regelatiōn (lat.), das Zusammenfrieren aneinander gedrückter Eisstücke …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • regelation — [rē΄jə lā′shən] n. [see RE & GELATION1] a freezing or refreezing together of pieces of ice after a pressure, which has caused melting at a temperature below the normal melting point, has been removed regelate [rē΄jə′lāt΄] vi. regelated,… …   English World dictionary

  • Regelation — Unter Regelation versteht man die Druckabhängigkeit des Phasenübergangs zwischen festem und flüssigem Aggregatzustand bei Stoffen, deren Schmelze eine höhere Dichte aufweist als ihre feste Phase. Die Regelation bewirkt die Verflüssigung des Eises …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Regelation — Re|ge|la|ti|on 〈f. 20〉 Umwandlung von Wasser in Eis bei niedrigen Temperaturen u. einer plötzlichen Abnahme des Drucks, unter dem es vorher (wegen des gegenüber Eis geringeren Volumens) flüssig war, verantwortlich für das Fließen von Gletschern u …   Universal-Lexikon

  • regélation — (re jé la sion) s. f. Synonyme de REGEL. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    REGÉLATION. Ajoutez : •   Il se passe ici, dit M. Dumas, ce que l on remarque dans le phénomène de la regélation, si bien signalé par Faraday : les petits glaçons se fondent… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • regelation — /ree jeuh lay sheuhn/, n. Physics. a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure; the melting and refreezing of ice, at constant temperature, caused by varying the pressure. [1855 60; RE + GELATION] * …   Universalium

  • regelation — noun The fusion of two pieces of ice by pressure (which lowers its freezing point) …   Wiktionary

  • regelation —   the refreezing of water into ice after pressure which caused it to melt is released …   Geography glossary

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