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Meaning of "tachylite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TACHYLITE

tachylite  [ˈtækɪˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TACHYLITE

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Tachylite is a noun.
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WHAT DOES TACHYLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tachylite

Tachylite

Tachylite is a vitreous form of basaltic volcanic glass. This "glass" is formed naturally by the rapid cooling of molten basalt. It is a basic type of igneous rock that is decomposable by acids and readily fusible. The color is a black or dark-brown, and it has a greasy-looking, resinous luster. It is very brittle and occurs in dikes, veins and intrusive masses. The word originates from the Greek takhus meaning swift. Tachylites have the appearance of pitch and are often more or less vesicular and sometimes spherulitic. They are very brittle and break down readily under a hammer. Small crystals of feldspar or olivine are sometimes visible in them with the unaided eye. All tachylites weather rather easily and by oxidation of their iron become dark brown or red. Three modes of occurrence characterize this rock. In all cases they are found under conditions which imply rapid cooling, but they are much less common than acid volcanic glasses, the reason being apparently that the basic rocks have a stronger tendency to crystallize, partly because they are more liquid and the molecules have more freedom to arrange themselves in crystalline order.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TACHYLITE


apophyllite
əˈpɒfɪˌlaɪt
argillite
ˈɑːdʒɪˌlaɪt
chessylite
ˈtʃɛsɪˌlaɪt
chrysophilite
krɪˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
hydrophilite
haɪˈdrɒfɪˌlaɪt
melilite
ˈmɛlɪˌlaɪt
menilite
ˈmɛnɪˌlaɪt
Mutazilite
muːˈtɑːzɪˌlaɪt
nephelite
ˈnefɪˌlaɪt
proselyte
ˈprɒsɪˌlaɪt
rubellite
ˈruːbɪˌlaɪt
skylight
ˈskaɪˌlaɪt
sperrylite
ˈspɛrɪˌlaɪt
tachylyte
ˈtækɪˌlaɪt
toxophilite
tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt
triphylite
ˈtrɪfɪˌlaɪt
troilite
ˈtrəʊɪˌlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TACHYLITE

tachyarrhythmia
tachycardia
tachycardiac
tachygraph
tachygrapher
tachygraphic
tachygraphical
tachygraphically
tachygraphist
tachygraphy
tachylitic
tachylyte
tachylytic
tachymeter
tachymetric
tachymetrical
tachymetrically
tachymetry
tachyon
tachyonic

WORDS THAT END LIKE TACHYLITE

Bakelite
cellulite
communications satellite
crystallite
elite
flite
halite
hoplite
lite
metabolite
microlite
polite
propylite
satellite
scheelite
socialite
Stellite
stylite
tantalite
zeolite

Synonyms and antonyms of tachylite in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «tachylite» into 25 languages

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380 millions of speakers
ar

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85 millions of speakers
vi

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80 millions of speakers

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75 millions of speakers

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टाचइलाइट
75 millions of speakers

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tachylite
70 millions of speakers

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50 millions of speakers

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40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

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30 millions of speakers
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tachylite
15 millions of speakers
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14 millions of speakers
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tachylite
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

tachylite
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tachylite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TACHYLITE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TACHYLITE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TACHYLITE»

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Origin and Evolution of the Ontong Java Plateau
Glass Lithics Tachylite Fig. 3. Ternary plot showing the relative abundance of juvenile clasts (crystal fragments are excluded) and lithic fragments. The broken lines connect lithofacies pairs of: ( 1 ) accretionary-lapilli luff (open circle) and ...
J. G. Fitton, 2004
2
Geological Evolution of Antarctica
These deposits are composed primarily of tachylite cinders and sideromelane or tachylite droplet-shaped grains. These droplet grains (Figs 3« & b) range from 0.1 to 10 mm in diameter and exhibit fluidal shapes, highly vesicular interiors, and ...
Michael Robert Alexander Thomson, J. Alistair Crame, Janet W. Thomson, 1991
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Volcano-ice Interaction on Earth and Mars
Sample 85-321. (b) Basaltic hyaloclastite from the base of Mount Murphy showing two relationships of tachylite. Clast in the centre is composed of microlite -rich sideromelane rimmed by tachylite. perhaps representing incomplete quenching, ...
J. L. Smellie, Mary G. Chapman, 2002
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Volcanoes in the Sea: The Geology of Hawaii
The blackness of tachylite is due to the presence in it of innumerable tiny dispersed grains of the black mineral, magnetite, which are absent in sideromelane. All basaltic glass is very unstable, but sideromelane is even more unstable than ...
Gordon Andrew Macdonald, Agatin Townsend Abbott, Frank L. Peterson, 1983
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Generation of Basaltic Magma
first group includes basalt, gabbro, tachylite, amphibolite, hornblen- dite, and eclogite. Recognition of the importance of olivine in the parental material leads to a consideration of the second group, which includes meteorites, plagioclase ...
Hatten Schuyler Yoder, 1976
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Geological Magazine
... will make it clear to English readers that the typical limburgite (like tachylite) is only a local glassy condition 1 Miss Raisin informs me that the specific gravity of a compact specimen is 3'068. ** "- a """ "** * •!□» «□!•«« a section, naming the ...
Henry Woodward, 1901
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Geological Survey professional paper
In most of them it forms less than 10 percent of the rock, and only rarely does it exceed 20 percent except 811816 — *9 8 in the ejecta of cinder and spatter cones or the thin tachylite crust that forms on the surface of some pahoehoe flows .
Geological Survey (U.S.), Geological Survey (U.S.). Geographic Names Information Management, 1949
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A Petrographic Atlas of Ophiolite: An example from the ...
Ultra-metamorphism resulted pseudo-tachylite vein Quartzofeldspathic and carbonate veins are involved in shear related Sfolds. Formation of pseudo- tachylite veins. Development of 'glaucophane fish' suggests ductile brittle shear along ...
Naresh Ghose, Nilanjan Chatterjee, . Fareeduddin, 2013
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Volcaniclastic Sedimentation in Lacustrine Settings: ...
They have abundant tachylite and sideromelane clasts with a wide range of vesicularities (incipient to high; categories after Houghton & Wilson, 1989) together with highly crystalline non-vesicular grains resembling clasts in the lithic breccias ...
J. D. L. White, N. R. Riggs, 2009
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Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions and Other Popular ...
There is no reason to suppose that the tachylite dredged up in 1898 was produced anywhere other than where it was found, under l0,000 feet of water.31 if Atlantis had occupied much of the North Atlantic until some ll,600 years ago, the ocean ...
William H. Stiebing, 1984

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TACHYLITE»

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NAIDOC Week: exploring the local culture in Bendigo
Rodney Carters describes two of the varieties of stone the Dja Dja Wurrung used. "There's a stone - tachylite - it's easily fractured into shards. Culturally that was ... «ABC Local, Jul 15»

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