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Meaning of "tillite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TILLITE

tillite  [ˈtɪlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TILLITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tillite 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 TILLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tillite

Till

Till or glacial till is unsorted glacial sediment. Glacial drift is a general term for the coarsely graded and extremely heterogeneous sediments of glacial origin. Glacial till is that part of glacial drift which was deposited directly by the glacier. Its content may vary from clays to mixtures of clay, sand, gravel, and boulders. This material is mostly derived from the subglacial erosion and entrainment by the moving ice of the glaciers of previously available unconsolidated sediments. Bedrock can also be eroded through the action of glacial plucking and abrasion and the resulting clasts of various sizes will be incorporated to the glacier's bed. Eventually, the sedimentary assemblage forming this bed will be abandoned some distance down-ice from its various sources. This is the process of glacial till deposition. When this deposition occurs at the base of the moving ice of a glacier, the sediment is called lodgement till. Rarely, eroded unconsolidated sediments can be preserved in the till along with their original sedimentary structures.

Definition of tillite in the English dictionary

The definition of tillite in the dictionary is a rock formed from hardened till.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TILLITE


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TILLITE

till
till all hours
Till Eulenspiegel
till receipt
till the cows come home
tillable
tillage
tillandsia
tiller
tillerless
tillerman
Tilley
Tillich
tillicum
tilling
Tilly
Tilsit
tilt
tilt hammer
tilt-top table

WORDS THAT END LIKE TILLITE

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 tillite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tillite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TILLITE

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The translations of tillite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tillite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冰碛岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tillita
570 millions of speakers

English

tillite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tillite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

tillite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тиллит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tilito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tillite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tillite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tillite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tillit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tillite
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빙 성암
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sampean
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tillite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tillite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उकडलेले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tillite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tillite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tillite
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Тіллі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tillite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

tillite
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tillite
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillite
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tillitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tillite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TILLITE»

The term «tillite» is normally little used and occupies the 138.804 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TILLITE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TILLITE»

Discover the use of tillite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tillite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Basal Till and Tillite: Sedimentary Characteristics and ...
Characteristics in till at locations near the former margin of the Green Bay Lobe of the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the late Wisconsin, and in tillite in northwestern Argentina in a paleovalley cut into the Pagano basin during the late ...
Betty Jean Socha, 2007
2
The Squantum Tillite
The slate masses referred to above are very similar to the slate lumps in the beds under the tillite at Atlantic. I consider their origin to be similar; disruption by moving ice and transportation by a glacial stream would explain it. No undoubted  ...
Robert Wilcox Sayles, 1914
3
Earth's Pre-Pleistocene Glacial Record
However, there may be a gradual transition from the one facies to the other, so the alternative view, where a gradation exists, is to use the term tillite where any significant glacial component is evident. The term in this usage is thus in effect ...
M. J. Hambrey, W. B. Harland, 2011
4
A Hiking Guide to the Geology of the Wasatch Mountains: Mill ...
The Mineral Fork Tillite Hiking in Mineral Fork of Big Cottonwood Canyon, or in Mill B North Fork or on Mount Superior, an unusual black rock containing rather large cobbles of quartzite and other rock types can be seen. This rock, the Mineral ...
William T. Parry, 2005
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A Geologic Time Scale 1989
The Sturt tillite of South Australia was first recognized as glacial by Howchin ( 1901). Since then the Adelaide Geosyncline in which it occurs has been shown to contain one of the most complete, best preserved and best documented late ...
Walter Brian Harland, 1990
6
Geological Survey professional paper
This glacial till, some of which is cemented by calcium carbonate to a hard tillite, caps the highest (No. 1) bench, which is now regarded as the physiographic correlative of the Flaxville Plain of northeastern Montana. The geographic and ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), Geological Survey (U.S.). Geographic Names Information Management, 1932
7
Terrane Processes at the Margins of Gondwana
Archaeocyathan limestone blocks of likely Antarctic origin in Gondwanan tillite from the Falkland Islands P. STONE1 : & M. R. A. THOMSON3 1 British Geological Survey, Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 LA, UK ( e-mail: ...
Alan Vaughan, Philip T. Leat, Robert J. Pankhurst, 2005
8
Precambrian of the Northern Hemisphere: And general features ...
2,500 m) made up of terrigenous rocks with tillite associated with finely bedded shale. In the Dzhetymtau Ridge, hematitic and magnetitic rocks are associated with glacial deposits; (3) Dzhakbolot or intratillitic sequence (200—5OO In) ...
L J Salop, L. I. Salop, 2011
9
Geological Journeys: A Traveller's Guide to South Africa's ...
You've long since passed out of the in-folded tillite and are back in the steeply north-dipping sandstone and shale of the Witteberg Group. Then you're on a flattish spur protruding out into the valley before the second part of the descent.
Nick Norman, Gavin Whitfield, 2006
10
United States Geological Survey Professional Paper
Black slate with less graywacke and minor conglomerate and tillite (?) are the normal members of the formation. Greenstone, chiefly in the form of tuff and breccia, is associated with the Mariposa formation; it occurs in thick belts with little or no ...
‎1929

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TILLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tillite is used in the context of the following news items.
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La cérémonie du mariage chez les Amazighs juifs de Tiilite.
Pour un aperçu historique sur la vallée de Dadès (se référer à mon article : mille an de vie à Tillite- 2009). -le mot en hébreu local Azamout -3-, traduit ... «AmazighWorld magazine, Nov 14»
2
New life for Botanic Gardens
Dwyka tillite rocks are found mainly in our province and before being transported in three large trucks to the gardens, the designated rocks were used as a ... «Independent Online, Dec 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Tillite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tillite>. Oct 2019 ».
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