Siliceous sinter
Sinter Sin"ter, n. [G. Cf. {Cinder}.] (Min.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; -- applied as a name to various minerals. [1913 Webster]

{Calcareous sinter}, a loose banded variety of calcite formed by deposition from lime-bearing waters; calcareous tufa; travertine.

{Ceraunian sinter}, fulgurite.

{Siliceous sinter}, a light cellular or fibrous opal; especially, geyserite (see {Geyserite}). It has often a pearly luster, and is then called pearl sinter. [1913 Webster]


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  • siliceous sinter — silicinis tufas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Smulkiagrūdė koryta chemogeninė uoliena, susidaranti iškritus opalui iš karštųjų šaltinių. atitikmenys: angl. siliceous sinter rus. кремнистый туф …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • siliceous sinter — noun : sinter formed by evaporation of the water of hot siliceous springs or geysers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sinter — Sin ter, n. [G. Cf. {Cinder}.] (Min.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; applied as a name to various minerals. [1913 Webster] {Calcareous sinter}, a loose banded variety of calcite formed by deposition from lime… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sinter — /sin teuhr/, n. 1. siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser. 2. Metall. the product of a sintering operation. v.t. 3. Metall. to bring about agglomeration in (metal particles) by heating.… …   Universalium

  • sinter —    1. A rock or deposit formed by precipitation from natural water, often from a hot or cold spring. Calcareous sinter is calcium carbonate and is also known as tufa, travertine, and onyx marble. Siliceous sinter is silica and is also known as… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Sinter —   A chemical sedimentary rock deposited by precipitation from mineral waters, especially siliceous sinter and calcareous sinter.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • sinter — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A type of fragile, commonly white or grey rock formed by precipitation of silica from cooling hydrothermal solutions at or near a hydrothermal vent. Precipitation of siliceous sinter (often with associated sulfide… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • sinter — [ sɪntə] noun 1》 Geology a hard siliceous or calcareous deposit precipitated from mineral springs. 2》 solid material which has been sintered. verb coalesce from powder into solid by heating (and usually also by compression). Origin C18: from Ger …   English new terms dictionary

  • sinter — sin•ter [[t]ˈsɪn tər[/t]] n. 1) gel siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser 2) mel to cause (metal particles) to bond together by pressing and heating • Etymology: 1770–80; < G: dross;… …   From formal English to slang

  • sinter — /ˈsɪntə/ (say sintuh) noun 1. siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser. 2. Metallurgy the product of a sintering operation. –verb (t) 3. Metallurgy to bring about the agglomeration of… …   Australian English dictionary

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