Thin section
Thin Thin, a. [Compar. {Thiner}; superl. {Thinest}.] [OE. thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. [thorn]ynne; akin to D. dun, G. d["u]nn, OHG. dunni, Icel. [thorn]unnr, Sw. tunn, Dan. tynd, Gael. & Ir. tana, W. teneu, L. tenuis, Gr. ? (in comp.) stretched out, ? stretched, stretched out, long, Skr. tanu thin, slender; also to AS. ?enian to extend, G. dehnen, Icel. ?enja, Goth. ?anjan (in comp.), L. tendere to stretch, tenere to hold, Gr. ? to stretch, Skr. tan. [root]51 & 237. Cf. {Attenuate}, {Dance}, {Tempt}, {Tenable}, {Tend} to move, {Tenous}, {Thunder}, {Tone}.] 1. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering. [1913 Webster]

2. Rare; not dense or thick; -- applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

In the day, when the air is more thin. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Satan, bowing low His gray dissimulation, disappeared, Into thin air diffused. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin. [1913 Webster]

Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness. [1913 Webster]

Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind. --Gen. xli. 6. [1913 Webster]

5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease. [1913 Webster]

6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full. [1913 Webster]

Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise. [1913 Webster]

My tale is done, for my wit is but thin. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Note: Thin is used in the formation of compounds which are mostly self-explaining; as, thin-faced, thin-lipped, thin-peopled, thin-shelled, and the like. [1913 Webster]

{Thin section}. See under {Section}. [1913 Webster]


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  • thin section — šlifas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nušlifuotas, mikroskopiniam tyrimui paruoštas bandinys. atitikmenys: angl. section; thin section rus. шлиф …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • thin section — mikrošlifas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. microsection; thin section vok. Dünnschliff, m; Mikroschliff, m rus. микросрез, m; микрошлиф, m pranc. coupe microscopique, f; microcoupe, f; section microscopique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • thin section — noun : a section of rock 0.02 to 0.03 millimeters thick cemented for study between clear glass plates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thin — Thin, a. [Compar. {Thiner}; superl. {Thinest}.] [OE. thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. [thorn]ynne; akin to D. dun, G. d[ u]nn, OHG. dunni, Icel. [thorn]unnr, Sw. tunn, Dan. tynd, Gael. & Ir. tana, W. teneu, L. tenuis, Gr. ? (in comp.) stretched out, ? …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Section — Sec tion, n. [L. sectio, fr. secare, sectum, to cut; akin to E. saw a cutting instrument: cf. F. section. See {Saw}, and cf. {Scion}, {Dissect}, {Insect}, {Secant}, {Segment}.] 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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