Comminution Com`mi*nu"tion, n. 1. The act of reducing to a fine powder or to small particles; pulverization; the state of being comminuted. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) Fracture (of a bone) into a number of pieces. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

3. Gradual diminution by the removal of small particles at a time; a lessening; a wearing away. [1913 Webster]

Natural and necessary comminution of our lives. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Comminution — is the process in which solid materials are reduced in size, by crushing, grinding and other processes.[1][2] It occurs naturally during faulting in the upper part of the crust[3] and is an important operation in mineral processing, ceramics,… …   Wikipedia

  • comminution — ● comminution nom féminin Synonyme de fragmentation. ● comminution (synonymes) nom féminin Synonymes : fragmentation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Comminution — Comminution. См. Измельчение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • comminution — ˌkäməˈn(y)üshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin comminutus + English ion 1. : the act or action of comminuting or the fact of being comminuted : trituration, pulverization …   Useful english dictionary

  • comminution — noun see comminute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • comminution — See comminute. * * * …   Universalium

  • comminution — noun a) The breaking or grinding up of a material to form smaller particles. b) Fracture of a bone site in multiple pieces (at least three); crumbling. Syn: crushing, pulverization, comminuted fracture …   Wiktionary

  • comminution — A breaking into several pieces. * * * com·mi·nu·tion (kom″ĭ nooґshən) [L. comminutio] the act of breaking, or condition of being broken, into small fragments, as of a fractured bone …   Medical dictionary

  • comminution —   the reduction in size of particles through attrition …   Geography glossary

  • comminution — (ko mmi nu sion) s. f. Terme didactique. Réduction en petits fragments.    Terme de chirurgie. Écrasement d un os, qui est réduit en un grand nombre d esquilles. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. comminuer ; provenç. comminucio …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”