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flecky

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terrane

(Geol.) A group of rocks having a common age or origin; -- nearly equivalent to formation, but used somewhat less comprehensively.

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granitiform

(Geol.) Resembling granite in structure or shape.

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xenolith

  • noun (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded

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terrain

  • noun a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    • they decided to attack across the rocky terrain

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biotitic

  • adjective relating to or involving biotite

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dome

  • noun a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
  • noun informal terms for a human head
    noodle; attic; bean; noggin; bonce.

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hornblendic

Composed largely of hornblende; resembling or relating to hornblende.

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xenolith

  • noun (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded

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amphibolite

  • noun a metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase

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massif

  • noun a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range

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granitoid

Resembling granite in granular appearance; as, granitoid gneiss; a granitoid pavement.

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foliation

  • noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
    leafing.
  • noun (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock

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outcrop

  • noun the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
    rock outcrop; outcropping.
  • verb appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
    • Big boulders outcropped

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shotten

Having ejected the spawn; as, a shotten herring. Shak.

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feldspathic

Pertaining to, or consisting of, feldspar.

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bedrock

  • noun solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamentals; fundamental principle; basics; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics

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granitic

  • adjective satellite showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    obdurate; flint; flinty; stony.
    • his flinty gaze
    • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart
  • adjective satellite hard as granite
    granitelike; stony; rocklike.
    • a granitic fist

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massif

  • noun a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range

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talcose

(Min.) Of or pertaining to talc; composed of, or resembling, talc.

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schist

  • noun any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

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biotite

  • noun dark brown to black mica found in igneous and metamorphic rock

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dome

  • noun a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
  • noun informal terms for a human head
    noodle; attic; bean; noggin; bonce.

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mantled

  • adjective satellite covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
    clothed; draped; wrapped; cloaked.
    • leaf-clothed trees
    • fog-cloaked meadows
    • a beam draped with cobwebs
    • cloud-wrapped peaks
  • verb spread over a surface, like a mantle
    mantle.

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outcrop

  • noun the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
    rock outcrop; outcropping.
  • verb appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
    • Big boulders outcropped

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cordierite

  • noun a blue mineral of magnesium and iron and aluminum and silicon and oxygen; often used as a gemstone

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overlie

  • verb lie upon; lie on top of
    • the granite overlies the older rocks
  • verb kill by lying on
    overlay.
    • The sow overlay her piglets

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pyroxenic

Containing pyroxene; composed chiefly of pyroxene.

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boulder

  • noun a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
    bowlder.
  • noun a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town

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skagit

  • noun a member of the Salish people in northwestern Washington
  • noun a Salishan dialect spoken by the Skagit

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intrude

  • verb enter uninvited
    irrupt.
    • They intruded on our dinner party
    • She irrupted into our sitting room
  • verb enter unlawfully on someone's property
    trespass.
    • Don't trespass on my land!

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archaean

  • adjective satellite of or relating to the earliest known rocks formed during the Precambrian Eon
    archean.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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anthophyllite

  • noun a dark brown mineral of the amphibole group; magnesium iron silicate

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granite

  • noun plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  • noun something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
    • a man of granite

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aplitic

  • adjective of or related to aplite

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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hornblende

  • noun a green to black mineral of the amphibole group; consists of silicates of calcium and sodium and magnesium and iron

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breccia

  • noun a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand

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schistose

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quarry

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; target.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    stone pit; pit.
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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granulite

(Geol.) A whitish, granular rock, consisting of feldspar and quartz intimately mixed; -- sometimes called whitestone, and leptynite.

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granite

  • noun plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  • noun something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
    • a man of granite

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archean

  • adjective satellite of or relating to the earliest known rocks formed during the Precambrian Eon
    archaean.
  • noun the time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago; earth's crust formed; unicellular organisms are earliest forms of life
    Archeozoic eon; Archean aeon; Archean eon; Archaeozoic aeon; Archaeozoic; Archeozoic.

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basement

  • noun the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    cellar.
  • noun the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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plagioclase

  • noun any of a series of triclinic feldspars that form rocks
    oligoclase.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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amphibolic

Of or pertaining to amphiboly; ambiguous; equivocal.

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terrain

  • noun a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    • they decided to attack across the rocky terrain

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micaceous

  • adjective hydrous silicates of or relating to or resembling mica

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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pebble

  • noun a small smooth rounded rock

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precambrian

  • noun the eon following the Hadean time and preceding the Phanerozoic eon; from about 3,800 million years ago until 544 million years ago
    Precambrian eon; Precambrian period; Precambrian aeon.

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outcropping

  • noun the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
    outcrop; rock outcrop.
  • verb appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
    outcrop.
    • Big boulders outcropped

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foliated

  • adjective ornamented with foliage or foils
    foliate.
    • foliate tracery
    • a foliated capital
  • verb hammer into thin flat foils
    foliate.
    • foliate metal

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inclusion

  • noun the state of being included
  • noun the relation of comprising something
    comprehension.
    • he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work

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banded

  • adjective identified with a band especially around a leg
    • kept watch for the return of their banded birds
  • verb bind or tie together, as with a band
    band.

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quarry

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; target.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    stone pit; pit.
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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porphyritic

  • adjective (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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laurentian

Pertaining to, or near, the St. Lawrence River; as, the Laurentian hills.

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quartzite

  • noun hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals

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oligoclase

  • noun any of a series of triclinic feldspars that form rocks
    plagioclase.

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hillock

  • noun a small natural hill
    mound; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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proterozoic

  • adjective satellite formed in the later of two divisions of the Precambrian era
    • proterozoic life forms
  • noun from 2,500 to 544 million years ago; bacteria and fungi; primitive multicellular organisms
    Proterozoic eon; Proterozoic aeon.

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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pegmatitic

(Min.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, pegmatite; as, the pegmatic structure of certain rocks resembling graphic granite.

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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quartzose

  • adjective relating to or made of quartz

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overlie

  • verb lie upon; lie on top of
    • the granite overlies the older rocks
  • verb kill by lying on
    overlay.
    • The sow overlay her piglets

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kyanite

  • noun a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory
    cyanite.

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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veined

  • adjective satellite having or showing markings that resemble veins
    venose; veinlike.
  • verb make a veinlike pattern
    vein.

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boulder

  • noun a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
    bowlder.
  • noun a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town

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flaggy

Weak; flexible; limber. "Flaggy wings." Spenser.

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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streaky

  • adjective satellite marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations
    streaked.
    • streaked hair
    • fat legs and dirty streaky faces

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graphitic

Pertaining to, containing, derived from, or resembling, graphite. Raymond.

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quartz

  • noun colorless glass made of almost pure silica
    quartz glass; crystal; lechatelierite; vitreous silica.
  • noun a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities

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microcline

(Min.) A mineral of the feldspar group, like orthoclase or common feldspar in composition, but triclinic in form.

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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slab

  • noun block consisting of a thick piece of something

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hypersthene

(Min.) An orthorhombic mineral of the pyroxene group, of a grayish or greenish black color, often with a peculiar bronzelike luster (schiller) on the cleavage surface.

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banding

  • noun a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
    striation; band; stria.
    • chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands
    • the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps
  • noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    band; stripe.

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syenite

(Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called granite. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous rock composed of orthoclase and hornblende, the latter often replaced or accompanied by pyroxene or mica. Syenite sometimes contains nephelite (elæolite) or leucite, and is then called nephelite (elæolite) syenite or leucite syenite.

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sample

  • noun a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  • noun items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
    sample distribution; sampling.

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mica

  • noun any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
    isinglass.

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pyroxene

  • noun any of a group of crystalline silicate mineral common in igneous and metamorphic rocks

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fragment

  • noun a piece broken off or cut off of something else
    • a fragment of rock
  • noun a broken piece of a brittle artifact
    sherd; shard.

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aluminous

  • adjective pertaining to or containing aluminum or alum

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predominate

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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gabbro

  • noun one of a family of granular intrusive rocks

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peninsular

  • adjective of or forming or resembling a peninsula
    • peninsular isolation

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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diopside

(Min.) A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green color; mussite.

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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garnet

  • noun any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

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feldspar

  • noun any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
    felspar.

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contain

  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
  • verb contain or hold; have within
    carry; hold; bear.
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water

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chloritic

Pertaining to, or containing, chlorite; as, chloritic sand.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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brecciate

  • verb form into breccia
    • brecciated rock
  • verb break into breccia
    • brecciate rock

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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darjeeling

  • noun a fine variety of black tea grown in northern India

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layer

  • noun single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    bed.
    • slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
  • noun a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

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muscovite

  • noun a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium
  • noun a resident of Moscow

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contain

  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
  • verb contain or hold; have within
    carry; hold; bear.
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water

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