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Meaning of "tachylyte" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TACHYLYTE

From German Tachylit, from tachy- + Greek lutos soluble, melting, from luein to release; so called because it fuses easily when heated. The form tachylite is influenced by -lite stone.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TACHYLYTE

tachylyte  [ˈtækɪˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TACHYLYTE

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Tachylyte is a noun.
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WHAT DOES TACHYLYTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tachylyte

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.

Definition of tachylyte in the English dictionary

The definition of tachylyte in the dictionary is a black basaltic glass often found on the edges of intrusions of basalt.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TACHYLYTE


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
tachylite
ˈtækɪˌlaɪt
toxophilite
tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt
triphylite
ˈtrɪfɪˌlaɪt
troilite
ˈtrəʊɪˌlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TACHYLYTE

tachycardiac
tachygraph
tachygrapher
tachygraphic
tachygraphical
tachygraphically
tachygraphist
tachygraphy
tachylite
tachylitic
tachylytic
tachymeter
tachymetric
tachymetrical
tachymetrically
tachymetry
tachyon
tachyonic
tachyphrasia
tachyphylaxis

WORDS THAT END LIKE TACHYLYTE

acolyte
ampholyte
analyte
anolyte
catholyte
catolyte
electrolyte
eudialyte
flyte
Hippolyte
hydrolyte
nonelectrolyte
polyelectrolyte

Synonyms and antonyms of tachylyte in the English dictionary of synonyms

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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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Tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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Tachylyte
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tachylyte
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Translator English - Marathi

टीच्यलीट
75 millions of speakers

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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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Translator English - Romanian

tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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tachylyte
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Trends of use of tachylyte

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TACHYLYTE»

The term «tachylyte» is normally little used and occupies the 139.615 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TACHYLYTE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TACHYLYTE»

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Transactions
This portion of the tachylyte passes in a vein-like process for about 15 yards through the columnar basalt. Its average thickness is 6 to 7 inches, but it thins to 2 inches ; there it is clear lustrous glass throughout, much fractured ; while a short ...
Geological Society of Glasgow, 1896
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Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow
This portion of the tachylyte passes in a vein-like process for about 15 yards through the columnar basalt. Its average thickness is 6 to 7 inches, but it thins to 2 inches; there it is clear lustrous glass throughout, much fractured; while a short ...
‎1895
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Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow
This portion of the tachylyte passes in a vein-like process for about 15 yards through the columnar basalt. Its average thickness is 6 to 7 inches, but it thins to 2 inches ; there it is clear lustrous glass throughout, much fractured ; while a short ...
Geological Society of Glasgow, 1896
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Philosophical Magazine
On some Additional Occurrences of Tachylyte.” By Grenville A. J. Cole, Esq., F.G.S. An intrusive sheet, some 8 feet thick, among the basalts of Ardtun Head in Mull, has selvages of tachylyte. The specific gravity of the glass is 2'83, and in other ...
‎1888
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Geological Magazine
From the acid glasses (obsidian) it is distinguished by its density, its opacity, its magnetic properties, and especially by its easy fusibility, from which the name of tachylyte is derived. By its greater hardness it is readily distinguished from its ...
Henry Woodward, 1883
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Records of the Geological Survey of New South Wales
In 1S87, Professor (then Mr. Geological Surveyor) David announced the discovery of Tachylyte in New South Wales, while engaged in a geological survey of the Vegetable Creek District*. Subsequent to the description of this rock , Mr. Black, ...
‎1894
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The Tertiary igneous rocks of Skye
This change is a gradual one ; but the final change to the thin cnist of true tachylyte, black and lustrous as polished jet, comes on rather suddenly. It is in the basalt-pitchstone rather than the true tachylyte or basalt-obsidian that some of the  ...
Alfred Harker, Charles Thomas Clough, 1904
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TRANSACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE 1886
J He gives no precise locality, and I failed to find it ; but as I arrived late in the day I could not make a sufficiently careful examination. In the Waireka Valley, opposite Deborah, a tachylyte tuff, probably erupted from this volcano, underlies the ...
JAMES HECTOR, C.M.G., 1887
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The Philosophical Magazine
\' Occurrences of Tachylyte. 321 the descent is greatest on days of bright sunshine interrupted frequently by passing clouds, and that rain slightly increases the rate of descent. A description was given of a scree on Hindscarth, Cumberland, ...
‎1888
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The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and ...
On Tachylyte from Victoria Park, Whiteinch, near Glasgow." By Frank Eutley, Esq., F.G.S. This paper dealt with the microscopic characters of certain thin tachylytic selvages occurring on the margins of white-whin (basalt) veins whkh traverse ...
‎1889

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