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Meaning of "groundmass" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GROUNDMASS

groundmass  [ˈɡraʊndˌmæs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROUNDMASS

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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Groundmass 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 GROUNDMASS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

groundmass

Matrix (geology)

The matrix or groundmass of rock is the finer grained mass of material in which larger grains, crystals or clasts are embedded. The matrix of an igneous rock consists of finer grained, often microscopic, crystals in which larger crystals are embedded. This porphyritic texture is indicative of multi-stage cooling of magma. For example, porphyritic andesite will have large phenocrysts of plagioclase in a fine-grained matrix. Also in South Africa, diamonds are often mined from a matrix of weathered clay-like rock called "yellow ground". The matrix of sedimentary rocks is finer grained sedimentary material, such as clay or silt, in which larger grains or clasts are embedded. It also used to describe the rock material in which a fossil is embedded.

Definition of groundmass in the English dictionary

The definition of groundmass in the dictionary is the matrix of igneous rocks, such as porphyry, in which larger crystals are embedded.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GROUNDMASS


admass
ˈædmæs
amass
əˈmæs
Athamas
ˈæθəˌmæs
biomass
ˈbaɪəʊˌmæs
camas
ˈkæmæs
camass
ˈkæmæs
childermas
ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs
eggmass
ˈɛɡˌmæs
Hallowmas
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hallowmass
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hamas
ˈhæmæs
Kiritimati
kəˈrɪsmæs
landmass
ˈlændˌmæs
mass
mæs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROUNDMASS

grounder
groundfish
groundhog
Groundhog Day
grounding
groundless
groundlessly
groundlessness
groundling
groundman
groundnut
groundnut oil
groundout
groundplot
groundprox
grounds
groundsel
groundsel tree
groundsell
groundshare

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROUNDMASS

air mass
atomic mass
black mass
body mass
centre of mass
conservation of mass
critical mass
death camass
gravitational mass
in the mass
inertial mass
land mass
relative atomic mass
relative molecular mass
requiem mass
rest mass
solar mass

Synonyms and antonyms of groundmass in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «groundmass» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROUNDMASS

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Translator English - Chinese

groundmass
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

groundmass
570 millions of speakers

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groundmass
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

groundmass
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

groundmass
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Основная масса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

groundmass
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

groundmass
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

groundmass
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah runtuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grundmasse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

石基
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

groundmass
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Groundmass
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

groundmass
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

groundmass
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्राउंडमाँस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hamur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

groundmass
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skalnego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Основна маса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

masă •
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

groundmass
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

groundmass
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

groundmass
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Grunnmassen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of groundmass

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUNDMASS»

The term «groundmass» is normally little used and occupies the 128.427 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUNDMASS» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROUNDMASS»

Discover the use of groundmass in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to groundmass and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Aeolian Islands Volcanoes:
(1989, 1997b) VL42A Capo Grillo Formation Primordial Vulcano Lava flow Casa Grottadell'Abate Groundmass 107.5+ 2.8 VL40G Monte Aria Formation (ma2 member) Monte Aria fissure Lava flow Monte Molineddo Groundmass 78.5 + 4.5  ...
F. Lucchi, A. Peccerillo, J. Keller, 2013
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Cenozoic Tectonics and Volcanism of Mexico
Other features: Seriate-textured rock constituted mostly by plagioclase and pyroxene crystals set in a devitrified groundmass. Phenocryst phases form glomerocrysts and all minerals are heavily fractured. Location: 7 km southwest of Maytorena ...
Hugo Delgado-Granados, Gerardo J. Aguirre-Díaz, Joann M. Stock, 2000
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
The porphyry dikes contain sparse to moderately abundant phenocrysts of "beta" quartz and subordinate plagioclase and K-feldspar in a fine-grained silicic groundmass (chap. B, this volume). Joints appear to be randomly oriented in the  ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1988
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Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution IV
30.68 m Melt-rich suevite Groundmass and melt fragments are completely converted to secondary phyllosilicates. Very small (accessory) opaque component, involves tiny specks of magnetite after strongly shocked and partially melted mafic ...
W. U. Reimold, Roger Lawrence Gibson, 2010
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United States Geological Survey Professional Paper
Analysis 1 represents the porphyritic trachyte with a very fine crystalline groundmass, but the relation of pumice to trachyte and the identity of the associated phenocrysts indicate that one was the glassy and the other the crystalline phase ...
‎1928
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New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Groundmass is composed dominantly of feldspar and opaque oxides with accessory clino- pyroxene. R3972 (OU37625) Porphyritic trachyte flow. Sparsely porphyritic rock consisting of rare phenocrysts of plagio- clase, pale green ...
7
Geology and ore deposits of the Montezuma Quadrangle, Colorado
The groundmass is much darker than most of the phenocrysts and is darker in the medium-grained porphyries than in the felsitic varieties. Its chief minerals, named in the order of abundance, are albite, orthoclase, and quartz. The proportions ...
Thomas Seward Lovering, Colorado Geological Survey, Colorado State Metal Mining Fund, 1935
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Basin and Range Extensional Tectonics Near the Latitude of ...
Groundmass plagioclase is distinctly different in the basalts and andesites. The composition of plagioclase in the groundmass of basalts is approximately An 72, whereas in andesites it is approximately An 54. An important observation is that ...
Brian P. Wernicke, 1990
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The Volcanic Geology of the Mid-Arc Island of Dominica:
Iron-titanium–oxide microphenocrysts are present in all samples. The groundmass in most samples is composed of plagioclase, pyroxene, and irontitanium oxide. In a few basalts, the groundmass plagioclases exhibit a well- defined fluidal ...
A.L. Smith, M.J. Roobol, G.S. Mattioli, 2013
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Professional Paper - United States Geological Survey
... edges of the floes are soon reduced, so that the motion takes place along a nearly straight line. The blocks of ice are gradually ground into small fragments, so that a mixture of boulders of ice in a groundmass of white slush is formed along ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1919

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROUNDMASS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term groundmass is used in the context of the following news items.
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Frontline Options Chukuni Property along Goldcorp's Red Lake Gold …
At depth, the basalt unit grades into a more medium grained groundmass, with very strong silicification, and a weakly mineralized (3-5% po, py, ... «Stockhouse, Jun 15»
2
New method to detect water on Mars
Washington: A new method to quantify the texture of volcanic rocks using an index called "groundmass crystallinity" could help detect water on ... «Zee News, Oct 14»
3
College student figures out new way for detecting water on Mars
Wall, along with her fellow researchers, learned how to measure the crystal formations of a rock's groundmass, or that part of the rock made of ... «Tech Times, Oct 14»
4
Undergrad helps develop method to detect water on Mars
The researchers established a method to quantify the texture of volcanic rock using an index called “groundmass crystallinity.” Wall compares it ... «WSU News, Oct 14»
5
Geologists: Landslides a threat in Kentucky, too
... to determine groundwater levels, the speed of the ground movement, and the depth and shape of the sliding groundmass at the site. «The Lane Report, Mar 14»
6
Kimberlite: Diamond-Bearing Rock Discovered in Antarctica
... (ol) crystals are set in a fine- to coarse-grained groundmass, consisting of phlogopite (phl), calcite (cc), perovskite (pr), apatite and magnetite. «Sci-News.com, Dec 13»
7
Bringing a Magmatic System Back to Life: My Research at Lassen …
However, we still find some happy in the groundmass between the mineral grains. This means whatever process ripped them from the crystal ... «Wired, Dec 13»
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Meteoric Resources confirms diamond potential at Mt Webb
... depth of 96 metres; also reported was the probable presence of two generations of olivine, fine grained phlogopite and a calcite groundmass. «Proactive Investors Australia, Sep 13»
9
VOLCANO WATCH: Mapping the world's largest volcano
The things we examine include the sizes, shapes, and proportions of crystals; groundmass (matrix) texture; vesicle (gas bubble) shape; vesicle ... «Big Island Video News, Jun 13»
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Sample Preparation Tools in Mining
... uneven distribution of ore minerals in the groundmass or veins/veinlets. However, these methods require completely dissolving the samples ... «Azomining, Sep 12»

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