Concrete Con"crete, n. 1. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body. [1913 Webster]

To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into the same number of distinct substances. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways, foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures. [1913 Webster]

3. (Logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term. [1913 Webster]

The concretes ``father'' and ``son'' have, or might have, the abstracts ``paternity'' and ``filiety''. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

4. (Sugar Making) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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