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Meaning of "chatoyancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHATOYANCY

chatoyancy  [ʃəˈtɔɪənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHATOYANCY

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pronoun
preposition
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determiner
exclamation
Chatoyancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHATOYANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chatoyancy

In gemology, chatoyancy, or chatoyance or cat's eye effect, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French "œil de chat," meaning "cat's eye," chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material, as in tiger's eye quartz, or from fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone, as in cat's eye chrysoberyl. The precipitates that cause chatoyance in chrysoberyl are the mineral rutile, composed mostly of titanium dioxide. There was no evidence of tubes or fibers in the samples examined. The rutile precipitates were all aligned perpendicularly with respect to cat's eye effect. It is reasoned that the lattice parameter of the rutile matches only one of the three orthorhombic crystal axes of the chrysoberyl, resulting in preferred alignment along that direction. Quartz cats-eye The effect can be likened to the sheen off a spool of silk: The luminous streak of reflected light is always perpendicular to the direction of the fibres. For a gemstone to show this effect best it must be cut en cabochon, with the fibers or fibrous structures parallel to the base of the finished stone.

Definition of chatoyancy in the English dictionary

The definition of chatoyancy in the dictionary is silky lustre.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHATOYANCY


buoyancy
ˈbɔɪənsɪ
clairvoyancy
klɛərˈvɔɪənsɪ
compliancy
kəmˈplaɪənsɪ
conveniency
kənˈviːnɪənsɪ
deviancy
ˈdiːvɪənsɪ
expediency
ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ
faineancy
ˈfeɪnɪənsɪ
flamboyancy
flæmˈbɔɪənsɪ
irradiancy
ɪˈreɪdɪənsɪ
leniency
ˈliːnɪənsɪ
luxuriancy
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪənsɪ
parturiency
pɑːˈtjʊərɪənsɪ
pliancy
ˈplaɪənsɪ
prosiliency
prəʊˈzɪlɪənsɪ
radiancy
ˈreɪdɪənsɪ
recreancy
ˈrɛkrɪənsɪ
resiliency
rɪˈzɪlɪənsɪ
saliency
ˈseɪlɪənsɪ
subserviency
səbˈsɜːvɪənsɪ
transiency
ˈtrænzɪənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHATOYANCY

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Chateaubriand
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Chatham
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Chattagam
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WORDS THAT END LIKE CHATOYANCY

accountancy
Clancy
conservancy
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Puy de Sancy
redundancy
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the fancy
vacancy

Synonyms and antonyms of chatoyancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chatoyancy» into 25 languages

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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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ar

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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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Chatoyancy
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Chatoyance
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シャトヤンシー
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chatoyancy
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Ngobrol
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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चॅटहायसी
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chatoyancy
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gatteggiamento
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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Translator English - Afrikaans

katoogkleurspeling
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Translator English - Swedish

chatoyancy
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chatoyancy
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Trends of use of chatoyancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATOYANCY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATOYANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chatoyancy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHATOYANCY»

Discover the use of chatoyancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chatoyancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chatoyancy
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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2011
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Gemmology
The bright chatoyant lines are running roughly at right angles to these channels. Right: A cabochon of tiger's eye cut to show the chatoyant sheen effect Chatoyancy This is the 'cat's eye', or band of light, effect caused by reflection from parallel ...
Peter Read, 2012
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Applied Mineralogy: Applications in Industry and Environment
Chatoyancy The reflection exhibits a single glowing band of light across the surface of a gemstone and helps us to see a silky glow, which is called chatoyancy. The displayed band of light looks like a slit of an eye. A finely marked eye line can ...
Swapna Mukherjee, 2012
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Sri Lanka Mineral & Mining Sector Investment and Business Guide
Cymophane — Chrysoberyl Cat's eye: A variety of Chrysoberyl with acicular mineral inclusions oriented in relation to the vertical axis of the Chrysoberyl crystal structure capable of producing chatoyancy is identified as Cymophane.
Ibpus.com, USA International Business Publications, 2007
5
Gemstones of the World
Cut en cabochon, shows chatoyancy like a cat's-eye (hence the name). Can be confused with chrysoberyl cat's-eye (page 1 14). Decolorized hawk's- and tiger's- eye are sometimes substituted for quartz cat's-eye. Syntheses are known.
Walter Schumann, 2009
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Materials Handbook: A Concise Desktop Reference
12.2.18. Play. of. Colors. and. Chatoyancy. Interference oflight either at the surface or in the interior ofa mineral may produce a series of colors as the angle ofincident light changes. Iridescence: when an incident ray oflight falls upon a thin ...
François Cardarelli, 2008
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Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering
36.7 OPTICAL EFFECTS Chatoyancy. The scattering of light by aligned fibers or channels within a matrix gives the optical effect seen in the minerals cat's eye and tiger-eye; the effect is termed chatoyancy. The crystals are cut en cabochon,  ...
C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton, 2013
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Geology
Charoite is transparent to transluscent and has a hardness of 5. Chatham synthetic ruby Chatham synthetic rubies (laboratory-created rubies) were introduced by Carroll Chatham in 1959. chatoyancy chatoyancy is the lustrous, cat's eye effect ...
Cindy Jones, 2005
9
Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
Chatoyancy, labradorescence, and asterism The three optical effects of chatoyancy, labradorescence, and asterism are commonly quite subtle, but mineral specimens that show these effects to great perfection are much sought after in the gem ...
Cornelis Klein, Anthony Philpotts, 2012
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Engineered Biomimicry
Tyndall scattering is also the cause of chatoyancy, or the cat's eye effect displayed by many minerals––such as the tiger's eye shown in Figure 11.4––but even more spectacularly by the gemstone chrysoberyl (beryllium aluminum oxide ).
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Raul Jose Martin-Palma, 2013

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHATOYANCY»

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The Best From High Country Magazine A Woodworker, A Risk Taker …
... technique that results in a very high gloss surface, with a deep color and chatoyancy, an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. «High Country Press, Nov 14»
2
Milenyum Mining Donates Large Csarite Gems to GIA Museum
A 37.29-carat Wobito® oval and an especially large 115.57-carat cabochon gem that also exhibits chatoyancy, otherwise known as the cats ... «Rapaport, Aug 14»
3
The Schiller Effect Makes Stone Seem to Light Up Internally
This is an example of another property, called chatoyance or chatoyancy. The most famous chatoyant stone is tiger's eye, but other stones can be chatoyant if ... «io9, Aug 14»
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Wilson Tactical Announces The “Panthera Fighter” Knife by David …
Koa is a tough wood and often exhibits chatoyancy, an optical condition when wood grain exhibits a shimmering three-dimensional character. «AmmoLand.com, Jan 12»
5
A rare conch pearl's journey from the Caribbean to the Walters
According to the gemologist's report, the pearl has extraordinary “chatoyancy,” or “luster,” which refers to the cat's eye iridescence of the pearl. «Baltimore Brew, Jul 11»
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Diseased and dying walnuts find new life at Portland's Goby Walnut …
Chatoyancy, explains Jeff Burns, a former architect who now works for Goby, is the glossy quality of the wood that makes it look ... «OregonLive.com, Dec 10»

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