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Meaning of "cristobalite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRISTOBALITE

From German, named after Cerro San Cristóbal, Mexico, where it was discovered.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRISTOBALITE

cristobalite  [krɪsˈtəʊbəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRISTOBALITE

noun
adjective
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preposition
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determiner
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Cristobalite 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 CRISTOBALITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cristobalite

Cristobalite

The mineral cristobalite is a high-temperature polymorph of silica, meaning that it has the same chemical formula, SiO2, but a distinct crystal structure. Both quartz and cristobalite are polymorphs with all the members of the quartz group, which also include coesite, tridymite and stishovite. Cristobalite occurs as white octahedra or spherulites in acidic volcanic rocks and in converted diatomaceous deposits in the Monterey Formation of the US state of California and similar areas. Cristobalite is stable only above 1470 °C, but can crystallize and persist metastably at lower temperatures. The persistence of cristobalite outside of its thermodynamic stability range occurs because the transition from cristobalite to quartz or tridymite is "reconstructive", requiring the breaking up and reforming of the silica framework. These frameworks are composed of SiO4 tetrahedra in which every oxygen atom is shared with a neighbouring tetrahedron, so that the chemical formula of silica is SiO2. The breaking of these bonds required to convert cristobalite to tridymite and quartz requires considerable activation energy and may not happen on a human time frame.

Definition of cristobalite in the English dictionary

The definition of cristobalite in the dictionary is a white microcrystalline mineral consisting of silica and occurring in volcanic rocks. Formula: SiO2.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRISTOBALITE


acolyte
ˈækəˌlaɪt
amphibolite
æmˈfɪbəˌlaɪt
anabolite
əˈnæbəˌlaɪt
analyte
ˈænəˌlaɪt
antimetabolite
ˌæntɪmɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
catabolite
kəˈtæbəˌlaɪt
chrysolite
ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
kimberlite
ˈkɪmbəˌlaɪt
lepidolite
lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
ophiolite
ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt
phlebolite
ˈflɛbəˌlaɪt
polyelectrolyte
ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRISTOBALITE

crispiest
crispily
Crispin
crispiness
crisply
crispness
crisps
crispy
criss-crossed
criss-crossing
crissa
crissal
crisscross
crissum
crista
cristae
cristate
cristated
cristiform
crit.

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRISTOBALITE

Armalite
australite
cheralite
egalite
elite
fayalite
halite
hyalite
lardalite
laurdalite
lite
localite
marialite
polyhalite
retinalite
ruralite
sodalite
theralite
tonalite
uralite

Synonyms and antonyms of cristobalite in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cristobalite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRISTOBALITE

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The translations of cristobalite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cristobalite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

方石英
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cristobalita
570 millions of speakers

English

cristobalite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिस्टोबलाइट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

cristobalite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кристобалит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cristobalita
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

cristobalite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cristobalite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cristobalite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cristobalit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クリストバライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크리스토발라이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cristobalite
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cristobalite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரித்தபலைற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिस्टोबलाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cristobalit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cristobalite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krystobalit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кристобалит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cristobalit
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κριστοβαλίτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cristobalite
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

kristobalit
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

cristobalitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cristobalite

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRISTOBALITE»

Discover the use of cristobalite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cristobalite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques
If 10% cristobalite is present in the body, the body will contract by the amount A to C (approximately 1%). This is more than the glaze which is thereby compressed by the body and unable to craze. The compression, which occurs at 226°C ...
Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer, 2004
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Ceramic Technology for Potters and Sculptors
studio firing; hence 1 100°C/2012°F is taken as the working temperature at which the conversion of quartz to cristobalite starts when firing ceramics. The conversion takes place slowly and is dependent on the length of time the temperature ...
Yvonne Hutchinson Cuff, 1996
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Ceramic and Glass Materials: Structure, Properties and ...
Cristobalite, the highest-temperature polymorph of silica, was named after the place where it was discovered, the San Cristobal mountain in Mexico. Interestingly, silicate phases including cristobalite have also been found in cosmic dust ...
James F. Shackelford, Robert H. Doremus, 2008
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Rock-forming Minerals
In the latter, the ordered domains had symmetry F 4d 2 (more strictly space group / 4d 2) and were distributed in six possible orientations but with long range disorder and average symmetry Fd3m. It was noted that a-cristobalite can be derived ...
William Alexander Deer, Robert Andrew Howie, 2004
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High Purity Silicon V
FORMATION OF CRISTOBALITE AT SURFACE OF SILICA GLASSES IN CONTACT WITH LIQUID SILICON M. Tamura, A. Ikari, M. Hasebe, and W. Ohashi Nippon Steel Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan. With increasing time for Czochralski ...
Cor L. Claeys, 1998
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Silicate Glasses and Melts: Properties and Structure
Phase Transitions: Melting and Amorphization At room pressure, Greig [1927] reported that cristobalite melts at 1713°C on the Geophysical Laboratory temperature scale. This value, which has been confirmed by Wagstaff [1969], translates to ...
B. Mysen, P. Richet, 2005
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Particle Toxicology
Nevertheless, it is still much less common than quartz or cristobalite and occupational exposures to tridymite could be expected in workers mining or processing powdered igneous rocks. Tridymite (and cristobalite) is produced in some ...
Ken Donaldson, Paul Borm, 2006
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Colloidal Silica: Fundamentals and Applications
X-ray results have suggested for a long time that the structure of silica powders most closely resembles that of cristobalite. Recent results confirm that silica gels are built up of interconnected six-membered rings of [SiO4) tetrahedra.
Horacio E. Bergna, William O. Roberts, 2005
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The Eruption of Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat from ...
cristobalite (devitrification v. vapour phase) is more-readily determined in dome rock thin sections than in the ash derived from it. An additional explanation for the greater abundance of cristobalite in ash derived from slowly extruded lava is that  ...
G. Wadge, R.E.A. Robertson, B. Voight, 2014
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High Pressure Geochemistry & Mineral Physics: Basics for ...
The high-temperature, cubic aristotype structure ðFd 3mÞ; therefore, becomes cristobalite 0, the tetragonal a-phase ðP41212Þ is cristobalite I and the new high- pressure monoclinic phase is referred to as cristobalite II. The symmetry of the ...
S. Mitra, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRISTOBALITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cristobalite is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Seashell-Inspired Material Creating a New Wave of Safety Gear
and other soft biomaterials, and inorganic silicates such as quartz and cristobalite. Man-made auxetics now include honeycombs and foams, ... «Gizmodo India, May 15»
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The seashell-inspired material inspiring a new wave of safety gear …
Examples include certain forms of skin and other soft biomaterials, and inorganic silicates such as quartz and cristobalite. Man-made auxetics ... «The Conversation UK, May 15»
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Curiosity update, sols 896-949: Telegraph Peak, Garden City, and …
Initial analysis of the Telegraph Peak sample by CheMin suggests the presence of cristobalite and quartz, two different forms of silica. «The Planetary Society, Apr 15»
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Mars rover studies curious mineral deposits
The third sample does contain a large amount of cristobalite, a mineral ... The third possibility is that the cristobalite formed elsewhere and was ... «Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Apr 15»
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NASA's Curiosity eyes prominent mineral veins on Mars
It found a different mineral composition at each, including a silica mineral named cristobalite in the most recent sample. These differences ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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An Introduction to Auxetic Materials: an Interview with Professor …
So in terms of natural materials, we can look at naturally-occurring crystalline silicates; α-cristobalite is known to be auxetic. There are also ... «Azom.com, Oct 14»
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What is Crystalline Silica? And What Are the Associated Hazards?
Its most common form is Quartz, although it is also found in the lesser known Cristobalite and Tridymite. During the fracking process Crystalline ... «International Environmental Technology, Sep 14»
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Research and Markets: Global Market Report of Cristobalite
Global Market Report of Cristobalite (CAS 14464-46-1) aims at providing comprehensive data on Cristobalite globally and regionally (Europe, ... «Business Wire, Aug 14»
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OSHA proposes new standard for workplace silica exposure
The new rule would cover all three forms of crystalline silica: quartz, cristobalite, and tridymite. The proposed rule also sets an “action level” of ... «Lexology, Apr 14»
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Thomas shines in bench press at combine
Glad to see Jemea's hard work paying off. Where is he projected in the draft? Cristobalite 5pts. Go Jemea, I would love to watch you in the NFL. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cristobalite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cristobalite>. Jul 2019 ».
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