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Meaning of "schist" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCHIST

From French schiste, from Latin lapis schistos stone that may be split, from Greek skhizein to split.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCHIST

schist  [ʃɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCHIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Schist 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 SCHIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

schist

Schist

Schist is a medium-grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet-like grains in a preferred orientation. It is defined by having more than 50% platy and elongated minerals, often finely interleaved with quartz and feldspar. These lamellar minerals include micas, chlorite, talc, hornblende, graphite, and others. Quartz often occurs in drawn-out grains to such an extent that a particular form called quartz schist is produced. Schist is often garnetiferous. Schist forms at a higher temperature and has larger grains than phyllite. Geological foliation with medium to large grained flakes in a preferred sheetlike orientation is called schistosity. The names of various schists are derived from their mineral constituents. Schists rich in mica are called mica schists, and include biotite or muscovite. The individual mineral grains in schist, drawn out into flaky scales by heat and pressure, can be seen by the naked eye. Schist is characteristically foliated, meaning the individual mineral grains split off easily into flakes or slabs.

Definition of schist in the English dictionary

The definition of schist in the dictionary is any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers because its micaceous minerals have become aligned in thin parallel bands.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCHIST


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ˈeɪˌlɪst
alchemist
ˈælkəmɪst
artist
ˈɑːtɪst
assist
əˈsɪst
based
beɪst
exist
ɪɡˈzɪst
forest
ˈfɒrɪst
greatest
ˈɡreɪtɪst
honest
ˈɒnɪst
interest
ˈɪntrɪst
latest
ˈleɪtɪst
list
lɪst
paste
peɪst
playlist
ˈpleɪˌlɪst
specialist
ˈspɛʃəlɪst
taste
teɪst
tourist
ˈtʊərɪst
waist
weɪst
waste
weɪst
watchlist
ˈwɒtʃˌlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCHIST

schindyletic
schipperke
schism
schisma
schismatic
schismatical
schismatically
schismaticalness
schismatise
schismatize
schistose
schistosity
schistosomal
schistosome
schistosomiases
schistosomiasis
schistous
schizaeaceous
schizanthus
schizo

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCHIST

anarchist
autarchist
blue schist
catechist
exarchist
fetichist
halachist
heptarchist
hist
masochist
mica-schist
monarchist
panpsychist
promonarchist
psychist
putschist
revanchist
sadomasochist
sinarchist
tachist
theomachist

Synonyms and antonyms of schist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «schist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCHIST

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

Translator English - Chinese

片岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esquisto
570 millions of speakers

English

schist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार की शीस्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشست
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сланцы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xisto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্কিজোফ্রেনিয়া-রোগী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

schiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Schist
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schiefer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

片岩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

편암
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Schist
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phiến nham
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாறைகளுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनोद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şist
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scisto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łupek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сланці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șisturi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχιστόλιθο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skiffer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skifer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of schist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHIST»

The term «schist» is regularly used and occupies the 102.784 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHIST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «schist» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «schist» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCHIST»

Discover the use of schist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to schist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Proterozoic Glaucophane-Schist Belt and Some Eclogites ...
Sample Locality Si p. f. u. P(MPa) Metamorphic facies Rock type BBA-3 BBA-5 3.388 3.486 3.446 3.413 3.330 3.350 830 I040 greenschist (for reference) leptynite BBA-2 950 870 710 glaucophane-greenschist facies phengite schist BL- 2 Bikou ...
Shenbao Dong, 1996
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Report on the Geology of Vermont:: Descriptive, Theoretical, ...
21 Mica schist, Stevens village, Barnet. 22 Silicious limestone, Stevens village, Barnet. 23 Hornblende, Barnet. 24 Silicious limestone, Barnet. 25 Argillo- micaceous slate, Barnet. 26 Argillo-micaceous slate, Barnet. 27 Granite (bowlder) , Barnet.
Vermont. State Geologist, Edward Hitchcock, Albert David Hager, 1861
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Mine Planning and Equipment Selection 2004: Proceedings of ...
The average operation cost of plastic is approximately 1 $/m~, whereas, schist is only about 0.7 $/m2. Because of these disadvantages of plastic, the schist 15-20 cm in thickness, which is low in liquid permeability, was used to cover the dried ...
Monika Hardygóra, Gabriela Paszkowska, Marek Sikora, 2004
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The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of ...
Miazzi died about 1780, and, notwithstanding his age, continued vigorous and active almost to the last. MICA. [Lepidolite ; Margaritk ; Oderit.] MICA SCHIST, one of the earliest groups of stratified rocks known to geologists, and very extensively  ...
‎1839
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Temporalising Anthropology: Archaeology in the Talensi Tong ...
1 Angled Black schist with white vein 76 Recumbent Silver/pink schist 2 Standing but broken Dark schist 77 Recumbent Silver/pink schist 3 Angled Dark schist 78 Angled White granite 4 Standing Dark schist 79 Standing but broken Dark schist  ...
Timothy Insoll, Timothy Insoll, Rachel MacLean and Benjamin Kankpeyeng, M. Rachel MacLean, 2013
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Geomaterials in Cultural Heritage
West Highlands D001 Chlorite schist qtz, chl, fsp, cc, epi, opq D002 Chlorite schist qtz. chl. fsp. cc. epi, opq D003 Chlorite schist qtz, chl, fsp, cc, opq D004 Chlorite schist qtz. chl. fsp, cc, epi. opq D005 Chlorite schist qtz, chl, fsp, cc, epi, opq ...
Marino Maggetti, Bruno Messiga, 2006
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Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya
Dunite, pyroxenite. wehrlite INDUS SUTURE ZONE (MMT ZONE) Nawagai Melange Greenstone. serpentinite. green, gray, and black phy i lite, marble, talc- carbonate schist, leuco-feldspathic rock, gabbro. ultramafics. Underlain by Nawagai ...
M. Asif Khan, 2000
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
The gneiss is partly bordered on the north and east by pelitic schist interlayered with lesser amounts of quartzite, marble, and amphibole schist. The ages of the protoliths of these rocks are believed to be Paleozoic or possibly Precambrian; ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1983
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A Continental Plate Boundary: Tectonics at South Island, New ...
Digital version of this table is on the CDROM which accompanies this volume. density Longitude Latitude Sample Rock Zone Terrane (kg/m3) (E) (S) Location A-l Garnet schist garnet zone Alpine Schist 2723 170°03'31" 43°25'03" Fox Glacier ...
David Okaya, Tim Stern, Fred Davey, 2013
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New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
(4) Quartzo-fcldspathic schist 310-319 (r) Quartz schist REGIONAL METAMORPHIC 300-399 Pelitic schist 301-309 pelitic schist (undiff.) 301; phyllite 302; slate 303; pyritic schist 304; altered argillite 305; garnetiferous 306; chloritoid (ottrelite) ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCHIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term schist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Road work signage doesn't comply with construction standards
When turning out of the Schist Lake subdivision towards Flin Flon, there is no speed limit sign, and I have done the normal speed limit up to the reduced speed ... «The Reminder, Jul 15»
2
Alex Honnold proclaims Wanaka's schist rocks "scrappy'' but "super …
Acclaimed big wall climber Alex Honnold of California pioneered a rock climbing route in Wanaka on his first day in New Zealand, saying afterwards although ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
3
Super series for kids' summer reading
"I like these books because they have real stuff — like the schist rock under Manhattan, which is a real thing — mixed with unreal stuff, like the way the schist is ... «Baltimore Sun, Jun 15»
4
Review: Pierre Huyghe Mixes Stones and Water for Roof Garden at …
Besides the uprooted paving stones, there is a boulder of Manhattan schist, the bedrock supporting most of New York City's skyscrapers. The third and by far the ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Why South Africa Is One of the Most Exciting Wine Regions in the …
It's a hot, dry place with low rainfall and poor soils like schist and granite, once known for bulk production; vines planted decades ago in a burst of ... «Village Voice, May 15»
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The First-Ever Geologic Map of a Nation Was Just Rediscovered in …
Where previous attempts to map geology had only described rocks by type (here's gneiss, there's schist), Smith, a canal-digger-cum-"Father of English Geology," ... «CityLab, Mar 15»
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Mapping effort may answer Alaska gold-field questions
The Canadian maps provide details of what is known as Klondike schist, the formation believed to have provided the gold that triggered the history-shaping ... «The Seattle Times, Nov 14»
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Harte Gold Discovers Hemlo Style Sericite Schist Shear Zone Along …
IP anomalies include a trend with anomalous gold, antimony, arsenic and tungsten as well as a Hemlo style sericite schist shear zone with anomalous arsenic ... «Marketwired, Nov 14»
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Schist and glass for sports store revamp
The 1200sqm schist and glass building near the northern end of Shotover St received resource consent in June. Project manager Rob Empson said they hoped ... «The Southland Times, Jul 14»
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Alliance Files Plan of Operation for Exploration and Drilling Work at …
The host rocks are porphyritic diorite and Yavapai schist, and the veins are intersected at right angles with porphyry dikes. Portions of the gossan vein zone were ... «GlobeNewswire, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Schist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/schist>. Aug 2020 ».
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