sectility
noun see sectile

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sectility — is the ability to be cut into pieces. Metals and paper are sectile.Sectility can be used to distinguish minerals of similar appearance. For example, gold is sectile but pyrites ( fool s gold ) are not. Sectility in metals is a result of metallic… …   Wikipedia

  • Sectility — Sec*til i*ty, n. The state or quality of being sectile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sectility — sekˈtiləd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) : the property or condition of being sectile the sectility of chalcocite * * * sectilˈity noun • • • Main Entry: ↑sect …   Useful english dictionary

  • sectility — See sectile. * * * …   Universalium

  • sectility — noun The property of being able to be cut; examples of materials with this property include wood, metal, and paper …   Wiktionary

  • sectility — n. ability to be cut smoothly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sectility — sec·til·i·ty …   English syllables

  • sectile — sectility, n. /sek til/, adj. capable of being cut smoothly with a knife. [1710 20; < L sectilis cuttable, equiv. to sect(us) (ptp. of secare to cut; see SAW1) + ilis ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sectile — adjective Etymology: Latin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of secare Date: 1805 capable of being severed by a knife with a smooth cut < amber is a sectile resin > • sectility noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sectile — /ˈsɛktaɪl/ (say sektuyl) adjective capable of being cut smoothly by a knife. {Latin sectilis} –sectility /sɛkˈtɪləti/ (say sek tiluhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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