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  • Syenitic — Sy e*nit ic, a. [Written also sienitic.] 1. Relating to Syene; as, Syenitic inscriptions. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or like, syenite; as, syenitic granite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syenitic — adjective see syenite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • syenitic — See syenite. * * * …   Universalium

  • syenitic — adjective a) Pertaining to, resembling or containing syenite b) Pertaining to Syene (modern Aswan) …   Wiktionary

  • syenitic — sy·e·nit·ic …   English syllables

  • syenitic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|nid.ik adjective : of, relating to, or containing syenite …   Useful english dictionary

  • syenitic gneiss — Gneiss Gneiss (n[imac]s), n. [G.] (Geol.) A crystalline rock, consisting, like granite, of quartz, feldspar, and mica, but having these materials, especially the mica, arranged in planes, so that it breaks rather easily into coarse slabs or flags …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syenitic granite — Granite Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), n. [It. granito granite, adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum grain; cf. F. granit. See {Grain}.] (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syenite — syenitic /suy euh nit ik/, adj. /suy euh nuyt /, n. a granular igneous rock consisting chiefly of orthoclase and oligoclase with hornblende, biotite, or augite. [1790 1800; < L syenites (lapis) (stone) of SYENE < Gk syenítes (líthos); see ITE1] * …   Universalium

  • pegmatite — pegmatitic /peg meuh tit ik/, adj. /peg meuh tuyt /, n. Petrol. a coarsely crystalline granite or other high silica rock occurring in veins or dikes. [1825 35; < Gk pegmat (s. of pêgma) anything fastened together, a bond (Compare pegnýein to… …   Universalium

  • Geographical variety — Variety Va*ri e*ty, n.; pl. {Varieties}. [L. varietas: cf. F. vari[ e]t[ e]. See {Various}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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