Definition of Cleavages

1. Noun. (plural of cleavage) ¹



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Definition of Cleavages

1. cleavage [n] - See also: cleavage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleavages

cleat
cleated
cleating
cleats
cleavable
cleavage
cleavage cavity
cleavage cell
cleavage division
cleavage furrows
cleavage lines
cleavage product
cleavage site
cleavage spindle
cleavages (current term)
cleave
cleaved
cleaved cell
cleavelandite
cleavelandites
cleaver
cleavers
cleaves
cleaveth
cleaving
cleche
clechy
cleck
clecked

Literary usage of Cleavages

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1. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography by James Dwight Dana (1837)
"Two cleavages are said to be similar, when obtained with equal difficulty, ... The following table exhibits the cleavages of the several prismatic primaries ..."

2. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"cleavages are planes of low shearing strength, normal to the direction of ... Partings are like cleavages in a general way, in that they are planes of low ..."

3. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1899)
"... the cleavages run in almost parallel lines. The latter type would be easily broken up, whereas the former would be strong and tough. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"One, augite, is present in dark patches intruded by the others, and showing distinct glistening cleavages. Magnetite •can be detected in large flat plates ..."

5. The Early Embryology of the Chick by Bradley Merrill Patten (1920)
"In the most typical cases each of the four blastomeres established by the first two cleavages divides again so that eight blastomeres are formed (Fig. ..."

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