platy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n platy small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Platy Like a plate; consisting of plates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • platy Like a plate; consisting of plates.
    • platy In geology, made up of thin plates of hard rock, or splitting into such thin plates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Platy like a plate
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. plate, fem. of plat, flat—Gr. platys, broad.

Usage

In literature:

In these rocks it occurs as platy crystals, and is frequently represented by a white, opaque alteration product known as leucoxene.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Coming in a wide array of colors and patterns, platies are easily kept, hardy, and fun fish, perfect for beginners and advanced aquarists alike.
Read about how this veteran breeder introduced this unique characteristic into his existing stock of platies.
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In science:

Techniques de “platification” d’ un module, Invent.
Homological flat dimensions
Platis ; Complex hyperbolic Fenchel-Nielsen coordinates.
A Volume Function for CR Tetrahedra
The view of the almost complex structures summarized in the previous section has been exploited by Giannis Platis to yield three inter-related but distinct almost complex structures on the quasi-Fuchsian spaces QF = QF (Γ).
Universal Teichmuller Space
In , Platis shows that for finite co-volume Fuchsian groups, I , J, and K together with the hermitian form Ω yield a hyper-Kahlerian structure on QF (Γ).
Universal Teichmuller Space
Platis, A hyper-K¨ahlerian structure on quasi-Fuchsian space, PhD thesis, University of Crete, 1999.
Universal Teichmuller Space
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