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Meaning of "phyllite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PHYLLITE

From phyll(o)- + -ite1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PHYLLITE

phyllite  [ˈfɪlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHYLLITE

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phyllite 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 PHYLLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

phyllite

Phyllite

Phyllite is a type of foliated metamorphic rock created from slate that is further metamorphosed so that very fine grained white mica achieves a preferred orientation. It is primarily composed of quartz, sericite mica, and chlorite. Phyllite has fine-grained mica flakes in a preferred orientation, whereas slate has extremely fine clay flakes that achieve a preferred orientation, and schist has large flakes in a preferred orientation. Among foliated metamorphic rocks, it represents a gradation in the degree of metamorphism between slate and schist. The minute crystals of graphite, sericite, or chlorite, or the translucent fine-grained white mica, impart a silky, sometimes golden sheen to the surfaces of cleavage, called "phyllitic luster". The word comes from the Greek phyllon, meaning "leaf". The protolith for phyllite is shale or pelite, or slate, which in turn came from a shale protolith. Its constituent platy minerals are larger than those in slate but are not visible with the naked eye.

Definition of phyllite in the English dictionary

The definition of phyllite in the dictionary is a compact lustrous metamorphic rock, rich in mica, derived from a shale or other clay-rich rock.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHYLLITE


anthophyllite
ˌænθəʊˈfɪlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
delight
dɪˈlaɪt
flashlight
ˈflæʃˌlaɪt
flight
flaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
illite
ˈɪlaɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
moonlight
ˈmuːnˌlaɪt
polite
pəˈlaɪt
pyrophyllite
ˌpaɪrəʊˈfɪlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spilite
ˈspaɪlaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
stylite
ˈstaɪlaɪt
sunlight
ˈsʌnlaɪt
tillite
ˈtɪlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHYLLITE

phyllary
phyllid
phyllitic
phyllo
phylloclad
phylloclade
phyllode
phyllodial
phyllodium
phyllody
phylloid
phyllomania
phyllome
phyllomic
phyllophagous
phylloplane
phyllopod
phylloquinone
phyllosilicate
phyllosphere

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHYLLITE

antisatellite
apophyllite
argillite
artificial satellite
carnallite
communications satellite
corallite
covellite
crystallite
direct broadcasting by satellite
elite
fixed satellite
microsatellite
mullite
observation satellite
rubellite
spy satellite
Stellite
telecommunications satellite
wavellite
weather satellite

Synonyms and antonyms of phyllite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phyllite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHYLLITE

Find out the translation of phyllite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of phyllite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phyllite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

千枚岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

filita
570 millions of speakers

English

phyllite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phyllite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

phyllite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

филлит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

filito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phyllite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phyllithe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Phyllite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Phyllit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

千枚岩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

천매암
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phyllite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

philit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

phyllite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Phyllite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fillit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fillite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fyllitów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Філлах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

filit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυλλίτες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Phyllitelaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fyllit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fyllitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phyllite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHYLLITE»

The term «phyllite» is normally little used and occupies the 120.276 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHYLLITE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHYLLITE»

Discover the use of phyllite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phyllite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Architecture of the Central Brooks Range Fold and Thrust ...
The contact between the Metagreywacke belt and the Phyllite belt juxtaposes rocks of clear sedimentary character (the Metagreywacke belt) with the pumpellyite-actinolite-facies meta- morphic tectonites of the Phyllite belt. In outcrop ...
John S. Oldow, Hans G. Avé Lallemant, 1998
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Geotechnical Engineering - Meeting Society Needs -
Although construction of a drainage gallery lowered the groundwater in the phyllite, slope indicator monitoring gave evidence of continued deformations down to 70 m depth with a principal shear between 25 and 30 m depth. The observation ...
Ken K. S. Ho, K. S. Li, 2001
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Green Marine Clays: Oolitic Ironstone Facies, Verdine ...
Comparison of the rough chemical composition of phyllite V with berthierines and some chlorites from the literature. The data for phyllite V (black squares) are taken from Table 1; berthierine (stars) from Brindley (1982); the chlorite fields were ...
G.S. Odin, 1988
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U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
Originally called the Apple Creek Phyllite, the name was changed to Apple Creek Formation by Ruppel (l975) because the phyl- litic appearance is due to intensely developed cleavage in the type area; the intense cleavage, thus phyllitic ...
‎2000
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
121°30' Geologic terrane with substantiated mineral-resource potential Geologic terrane with probable mineral-resource potential Volcanic and sedimentary rocks (Miocene to Eocene) Plutonic rocks (Early Miocene to Oligocene) Phyllite, ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1984
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Geological Survey Bulletin
Silurian to Early Devonian age and six units of uncertain age: the Sissel Gulch Graywacke, Duzel Phyllite, Antelope Mountain Quartzite, Schulmeyer Gulch sequence, Moffett Creek Formation, and the limestone of Duzel Rock. The Sissel Gulch ...
‎1977
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Geology of the Anlauf and Drain Quadrangles, Douglas and ...
Section of inlerbedded greenstone and phyllite exposed in road cut 0.4 mile west of the boundary between Granville and Nance Counties, N.C. [Loe. 8, pi. 1. Horitontal section extends S. 71° W., and the strike and dip of beds range from N. 40° ...
Linn Hoover, 1963
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Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey ...
Sample Description • Location Latitude (W.) Longitude (N.) Most likely protolith no. deg min sec deg min sec gc285a mariposite phyllite m 1350 Adit 58 4 47 134 37 47 altered mafic rock gc285b siliceous argillite h 1350 Adit 58 4 47 134 37 47  ...
Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment
2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-80444-8 Subject: Rock engineering in hazardous geo-environments Keywords: Phyllite is a low grade metamorphosed rock. In Korea, phyllite is mainly distributed in the Chungju and ...
Qihu Qian, Yingxin Zhou, 2011
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Soil Survey of Polk County, Tennessee
A—0 to 1 inch; very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2) channery silt loam; weak medium and fine granular structure; very friable; many fine and medium roots; 30 percent phyllite channers; strongly acid; abrupt smooth boundary. E—1 to 5 inches; ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHYLLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phyllite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Frontline Provides Update on Its Menderes Gold Project, Plans to …
... program within the area west of the Kestane Beleni vein identified new vein targets hosted in phyllite in the Karabag and Dedebag areas (the ... «Junior Mining Network, Jul 15»
2
Noricum Gold Discovers “large limonitic outcrop” great for speed …
Therefore, the Ennstal phyllites belong to the northern greywacke zone. The main lithologies of the Ennstal phyllite zone are sericite phyllites, ... «DirectorsTalk Interviews, Jul 15»
3
Mineralization Discovered on Vine Property Supports Potential for …
At 561.7 m, the sediments and minor gabbro become deformed into predominantly competent chlorite-sericite-phyllite that is locally silicified. «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
4
Kombat Copper: Continued Assay Results Indicating Significant …
... mineralized zones, hole K15-19 was investigating a southern iron manganese zone but intersected a lens of overlying phyllite, hole K15-024 ... «Satellite PR News, Jun 15»
5
Happy Creek provides an update on the Silver Dollar property …
... or more, consists of quartz-carbonate-sulphide veins, stock work and silicified phyllite containing variable and locally high gold values. «Stockhouse, Jun 15»
6
Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for …
Homsi is also accused of selling an 11th century statue of the Hindu deity Narasimha that was made out of phyllite stone and came from the ... «DNAinfo, Apr 15»
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Art dealer tried to sell stolen Indian relic: federal agent
Homsi's third black-market transaction involved a phyllite stone statue from the Bihari region of India. An informant told Easter that Homsi ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
8
Electra Stone Ltd. (ELT) Acquires Kutcho Jade Project
The property is underlain by Mississippian to Permian rocks of the Cache Creek Group, namely conglomerate, phyllite, tuff and limestone all ... «MarketWatch, Mar 15»
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Zamia Metals Limited (ASX:ZGM) Significant Gold Intersections …
Both lithologies are exposed in the Belyando pit and altered phyllite is known to host the Belyando gold mineralisation (Mustard, 1998). «ABN Newswire, Feb 15»
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Coziron Resources discovers new style of magnetite mineralisation …
... intersected magnetite mineralisation hosted mainly by chloritic and schistose, intermediate to rhyolitic volcanics and carbonaceous phyllite. «Proactive Investors Australia, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Phyllite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phyllite>. Nov 2019 ».
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