noun Etymology: Latin augites, a precious stone, from Greek augitēs Date: 1804 1. a usually black or dark green mineral that consists of aluminous pyroxene and is found especially in igneous rocks 2. pyroxeneaugitic adjective

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  • Augite — Au gite ([add] j[imac]t), n. [L. augites, Gr. a ygi ths, fr. a ygh brightness: cf. F. augite.] A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt; also used instead of the general term… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • augite — [ô′jīt΄] n. [L augites < Gr augitēs, a precious stone < augē, sunlight, brightness < IE base * aug , to gleam] any of various dark colored, hard, monoclinic pyroxenes, (Ca, Na) (Mg, Fe, Al) (Si, Al) 2O6, found in basic igneous rocks …   English World dictionary

  • Augite — Infobox mineral name = Augite category = Silicate mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = (Ca,Mg,Fe)SiO3 molweight = color = Pale brown to purplish or greenish brown, also dark grey sometimes habit = system = Monoclinic… …   Wikipedia

  • augite — augitic /aw jit ik/, adj. /aw juyt/, n. a silicate mineral, chiefly of calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum: a dark green to black variety of monoclinic pyroxene, characteristic of basic rocks. [1780 90; < L augitis a kind of precious stone <… …   Universalium

  • augite — augitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Ca(Mg,Fe,Ti,Al)[(Si,Al)₂O₆] atitikmenys: angl. augite rus. авгит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • augite — noun A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt …   Wiktionary

  • augite — au·gì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale di colore scuro o nero, costituito da silicato di calcio, magnesio, ferro e alluminio del gruppo dei pirosseni {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1817. ETIMO: der. del gr. augē raggio con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

  • augite — {{hw}}{{augite}}{{/hw}}s. f. (mineral.) Silicato di calcio, ferro e magnesio, di colore verde scuro …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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