Definition of Breccia

1. Noun. A rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand.

Generic synonyms: Rudaceous Rock
Derivative terms: Brecciate, Brecciate



Definition of Breccia

1. n. A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors.

Definition of Breccia

1. Noun. (geology) A rock composed of angular fragments in a matrix that may be of a similar or a different material. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Breccia

1. a type of rock [n -S] : BRECCIAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Breccia

1. A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc, united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colours. Bone breccia, a breccia containing bones, usually fragmentary. Coin breccia, a breccia containing coins. Origin: It, breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. Breche; of German origin. See Breach. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breccia

breathing spaces
breathing spell
breathing time
breathings
breathless
breathlessly
breathlessness
breathlike
breathly
breaths
breathtaking
breathtakingly
breathwork
breathy
brecanavir
breccia (current term)
breccial
breccias
brecciate
brecciated
brecciates
brecciating
brecciation
brecciations
brecham
brechams
brechan
brechans
bred
bred in the bone

Literary usage of Breccia

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1. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"breccia vein, rock ; 6, disseminated deposit in limestone. (After Buckley.) Stockwork.—A stockwork is a mass of rock cut by a large number of intersecting ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"The tool was found alone on February 11, 1880, in the breccia, ... It was found alone, in the breccia, in the eighth foot-level below the Granular ..."

3. What Rome was Built with: A Description of the Stones Employed in Ancient by Mary Winearls Porter (1907)
"The green conglomerate-breccia of Egypt, also known as Universal breccia,3 although so frequently employed by the Egyptians and later by the Romans, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"Ores in Contact breccia This second type of ore is found from the Holbrook to the Lowell, ... The breccia, as has been explained, is highly silicified, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1902)
"somewhat similar breccia, which in this latter case forms the summits of the ... As a rule, the Santa Eulalia breccia contains rounded fragments of ..."

6. The Atoll of Funafuti: Borings Into a Coral Reef and the Results, Being the by Thomas George Bonney (1904)
"The case at the SW end of Telele, where an outlier of this breccia attains a ... The general aspect of this part of the breccia is shown in the upper figure ..."

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