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  • Rheidity threshold of fluidlike deformation — ▪ Table Rheidity threshold of fluidlike deformation material approximate time ice (e.g., glacier) 2 weeks gypsum 1 year rock salt (e.g., saltdome) 10–20 years serpentine (a mafic silicate mineral) 10,000 years See as table: * * * …   Universalium

  • rock — rock1 rockless, adj. rocklike, adj. /rok/, n. 1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like. 2. Geol. a. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable… …   Universalium

  • Rock — /rok/, n. a male given name. * * * I In geology, a naturally occurring and coherent aggregate of minerals. The three major classes of rock igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic are based on the processes that formed them. These three classes are… …   Universalium

  • liquefaction — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin liquefaction , liquefactio, from Latin liquefacere, from liquēre to be fluid + facere to make more at do Date: 15th century 1. the process of making or becoming liquid 2. the state of being liquid 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fluid — I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French fluide, from Latin fluidus, from fluere to flow; akin to Greek phlyzein to boil over Date: 1603 1. a. having particles that easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Soil liquefaction — describes the behavior of loose saturated unconsolidated soils, i.e. loose sands, which go from a solid state to have the consistency of a heavy liquid, or reach a liquefied state as a consequence of increasing porewater pressures, and thus… …   Wikipedia

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  • fluidized-bed — [flo͞o′ə dīzd΄bed′] adj. designating, of, or having to do with a process for burning coal, garbage, etc. to produce electricity, using a rising stream of hot air to support, churn, and burn a fluidlike bed of fuel particles mixed with sand, ash,… …   Universalium

  • lipid — /lip id, luy pid/, n. Biochem. any of a group of organic compounds that are greasy to the touch, insoluble in water, and soluble in alcohol and ether: lipids comprise the fats and other esters with analogous properties and constitute, with… …   Universalium

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