Definition of Gneissic

1. a. Relating to, or resembling, gneiss; consisting of gneiss.



Definition of Gneissic

1. Adjective. (geology) of or relating to gneiss ¹

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Definition of Gneissic

1. gneiss [adj] - See also: gneiss

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gneissic

gnaw at
gnaw someone's vitals
gnawable
gnawed
gnawer
gnawers
gnawing
gnawing animal
gnawing mammal
gnawingly
gnawings
gnawn
gnaws
gneiss
gneisses
gneissic (current term)
gneissoid
gneissoids
gneissose
gnetum
gnide
gnit
gnocchi
gnocchis
gnod
gnof
gnoff
gnoll
gnolls
gnomae

Literary usage of Gneissic

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1. Structural Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1913)
"gneissic STRUCTURE gneissic structure means a banding of constituents, ... So far as this parallel arrangement is present, gneissic structure has been ..."

2. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1883)
"THE gneissic ROCKS. The relations of the various great band of crystalline rocks, which are met with over the tract of country lying westward of the belt of ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... while the older formations rise again to the north against a third gneissic axis forming the core of the Kuen Luen range. As a single geological axis, ..."

4. The Physical Geography of New York State by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Ebenezer Tousey Turner (1902)
"West of this is: () the gneissic highland proper in western Rockland, eastern Orange ... West of the gneissic highland is a much lower area of folded rock. ..."

5. Report of the United States Entomological Commission by United States Entomological commission (1885)
"THE gneissic REGION. The metamorphic region of the Cotton States is comprised in a belt sometimes 150 miles in width, extending from central Alabama ..."

6. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1889)
"Your paper upon Conglomerates enclosed in gneissic Ter- ranes, in the March number of the American Geologist, brings out very important facts in reference ..."

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