Fissility

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fissility Quality of being fissile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fissility The quality of being fissile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fissility cleavableness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fissilis, from findĕre, fissum, to cleave.

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: fissile, fissility.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Fissile, capable of being split.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
CLINKSTONE, called also phonolite, a felspathic rock of the trap family, usually fissile.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The same composition as hornblende-schist, stratified, but not fissile.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The neighbouring mountain abounded with a very black fissile aluminous stone.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
Most usually the 'cleavage,' as this fissile structure is termed, crosses the bedding at all angles.
"Geology" by James Geikie
The second is made of brownish fissile jasper and was found in grave No.
"The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley" by Harlan Ingersoll Smith
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In news:

After a profitable opening day at the Nuclear Security Summit, President Obama hopes for further gains in promoting an international cooperative effort to secure fissile materials.
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