Definition of Fissility

1. n. Quality of being fissile.



Definition of Fissility

1. Noun. Quality of being fissile. ¹

2. Noun. (geology) The property of mudstones to split along layers, more or less parallel to the plane of bedding, thus becoming described as shales. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fissility

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fissility

fisked
fisking
fisks
fisnomie
fisnomies
fissate
fissgig
fissgigs
fissidentate
fissigemmation
fissile
fissile material
fissilingual
fissilinguia
fissilities
fissility (current term)
fission
fission bomb
fission bombs
fission fungi
fission product
fission reactor
fission rocket
fission rockets
fission yeast
fissionabilities
fissionability
fissionable
fissionables
fissional

Literary usage of Fissility

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1. Structural Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1913)
"FRACTURE CLEAVAGE AND fissility Fracture cleavage may be defined as a ... It may be desirable to retain the term fissility as strictly defined by Van Hise ..."

2. Manual of the Geology of Connecticut by William North Rice, Herbert Ernest Gregory (1908)
"fissility.— The surfaces of parting which constitute the cleavage planes in a rock may be present without being apparent to the eye. ..."

3. Stone; an Illustrated Magazine (1897)
"The structure is thus a product of the forces producing cleavage and those producing fissility working successively under different conditions. ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Rocks and Guide to the Museum Collection by Lazarus Fletcher (1895)
"fissility along a plane is due to the cohesion of the rock at points lying in the plane ... One kind of fissility is termed lamination, another cleavage. ..."

5. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1898)
"Occasionally the two sets of fissility or cleavage are found in the same locality ... The fissility traverses the rock irrespective of the direction of the ..."

6. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"It is this secondary fissility, arising from pressure due to earth movement, ... The relation of the plane of fissility in a slate to the plane of bedding ..."

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