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Crystal structure
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In mineralogy and crystallography, crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms or...
Fabric (geology)
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(transitive) To rumple; to press into wrinkles by...
prolepsis (plural prolepses)
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  1. The assignment of something to a period of time that precedes it.
  2. The representation of something which has occurred before its time. I'm a dead man.
  3. (rhetoric) The anticipation of an objection...
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In gemology, chatoyancy (pronounced /ʃəˈtɔɪənsiː/, shə-TOY-ən-see), or chatoyance, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French "œil de chat," meaning "cat's eye," chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material, as...
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Isostasy (Greek isos = "equal", stásis = "standstill") is a term used in geology to refer to the state of gravitational equilibrium between the earth's lithosphere and asthenosphere such that the tectonic plates "float" at an elevation which depends on their thickness and density.