fluor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fluor a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fluor A fluid state.
    • Fluor Menstrual flux; catamenia; menses.
    • Fluor (Min) See Fluorite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fluor A liquid state.
    • n fluor Menstrual flux.
    • n fluor In mineralogy, fluor-spar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fluor flōō′or a mineral often described as chemically fluate of lime, but really calcium fluoride, found abundantly in Derbyshire—also Flu′or-spar, Flu′orite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a flowing, fr. fluere, to flow. See Fluent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A name given by the alchemists to all mineral acids because of their fluidity, from L. fluĕre, to flow.

Usage

In literature:

The centers of the fluor-spar cubes become negatively electric by the action of light.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
Stalactites may be represented by rough pieces of wood, which must be smeared with glue, and sprinkled with powdered fluor-spar, or glass.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The fluor-spar taken from this mine is of a rich blue color, and is wrought into vases and cups, which were extremely beautiful.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
This is the fluor acid which volatilises the siliceous substance.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Fluor spar, and some other substances, when raised to a temperature still under redness, emit light.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
I know not how many of you may be in the condition of this fluor-spar.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
This I suspect to be the most frequent kind of fluor albus; the former one described at Class I.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Phosphorescent substances, such as calcium sulphide show this effect, as also do various specimens of fluor-spar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 8" by Various
Both quartz and fluor are found at Clifton.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Fluor-spar, a mineral of beautiful colors, composed by fluorine and calcium.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
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In news:

Army Awards Afghan Deals to DynCorp and Fluor .
Fluor Hanford and GPIC Accept Award at NSC 96th Annual Congress & Expo.
National Safety Council Names Fluor Hanford and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company 2008 Robert W Campbell Award Recipients.
Ineos Fluor Canada Inc Nov 13, 2005 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Mark Boncardo, commercial director, Ineos Fluor Canada Inc, was appointed chair of the HRAI Manufacturers Division, an association representing manufactures of products for the Canadian HVAC/R market.
The Department of Justice is taking over a whistleblower lawsuit accusing Fluor Hanford of using federal money to lobby for funds for the HAMMER training center at Hanford.
Fluor Hanford and GPIC Accept Award at NSC 96th Annual Congress & Expo.
Ruhr Oel GmbH this week awarded a contract for a clean-fuels project at one of Germany's largest oil refineries to Fluor Daniel, the engineering and construction unit of Fluor Corp.
Fluor Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average.
In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest market capitalization, Fluor Corp.
Fluor Federal Services donated 50 reconditioned computers Monday to Columbia Basin College in Pasco.
Hopkins will leave Fluor Corporation to become Chief Executive Officer of Portland-based NuScale Power LLC.
NuScale Power names ex- Fluor executive as CEO.
Feds intervene in lawsuit against Fluor.
(AP) — The US Justice Department is intervening in a federal lawsuit against Fluor Hanford Inc and its parent company, Fluor Corporation.
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In science:

The agreement between the result presented here and the original disc/star contrast estimation can be seen as a welcome consistency check, since a new version of the FLUOR DRS was used to reduce the data and a more realistic stellar model was adopted.
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
The CHARA/FLUOR interferometric measurement is represented by a fille d circle with error bar.
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
Taking into account the coherence length of the FLUOR fringes (about 25 µm), the minimum on-sky angular separation for two separated fringe packets is 150 mas along the baseline direction, i.e., about 3.5 AU at the distance of ζ Aql.
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
Finally, we have checked that we can find on the NextGen stellar atmosphere grid a low-mass stellar companion compatible in terms of flux both with our CHARA /FLUOR measurement and with the archival photometric data listed in Table 4.
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
Map of the reduced χ2 distance between a binary star model and our CHARA/FLUOR squared visibilities for ζ Aql, as a function of the position of the faint companion.
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
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