Definition of Slaty

1. Adjective. Of the color of slate or granite. "The slaty sky of dawn"




Definition of Slaty

1. a. Resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty color or texture.

Definition of Slaty

1. Adjective. Resembling the mineral slate. ¹

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Definition of Slaty

1. resembling slate [adj SLATIER, SLATIEST]

Medical Definition of Slaty

1. Resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty colour or texture. Slaty cleavage, a variety of gneiss in which the scales of mica or crystals of hornblende, which are usually minute, form thin laminae, rendering the rock easily cleavable. Origin: From Slate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slaty

slatt
slatted
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slattered
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slattery
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slattings
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slaty (current term)
slaty-breasted tinamou
slaty-breasted tinamous
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Literary usage of Slaty

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"Since the secondary slaty cleavage is in no way connected with the extension and ... The entire independence of this slaty cleavage, and the conformations ..."

2. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"Definition of joints, slaty cleavage and foliation—Supposed causes of these structures—Mechanical theory of cleavage—Condensation and elongation of slate ..."

3. A Text-book of Geology: Designed for Schools and Academies by James Dwight Dana (1864)
"slaty cleavage.—On page 36 it has been stated that the lamination, or slaty ... The slaty cleavage results directly from the lateral pressure attending the ..."

4. A Text-book of Geology by James Dwight Dana (1865)
"slaty cleavage.—On page 36 it has been stated that the lamination, or slaty ... The slaty cleavage results directly from the lateral pressure attending the ..."

5. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1855)
"There are four distinct forms of structure exhibited in rocks, namely, stratification, joints, slaty cleavage, and foliation ; and all these must have ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, the Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1855)
"There are four distinct forms of structure exhibited in rocks, namely, stratification, joints, slaty cleavage, and foliation; and all these must have ..."

7. A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"Definition of joints, slaty cleavage and foliation—Supposed causes of time structures—Mechanical theory of cleavage—Condensation and elongation u; ..."

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