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1. Silica.
2. Finely ground tripoli used as an inert paint filler.

[Latin, hard stone, flint.]


(Ceramics) a type of heat-resistant glass made from fused quartz
[C16: from Latin: hard stone, flint]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silex - a pure form of finely ground silica
silica, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide - a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
2.Silex - a vacuum coffee maker
coffee maker - a kitchen appliance for brewing coffee automatically
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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The large walls of silex tottered and fell upon the sand, and the sand itself, an instrument of pain when launched from its hard bed, riddled the faces with its myriad cutting atoms.
Nor had those antagonistic forces been dormant, which are always at work wearing down the surface of the land; the great piles of strata had been intersected by many wide valleys, and the trees now changed into silex, were exposed projecting from the volcanic soil, now changed into rock, whence formerly, in a green and budding state, they had raised their lofty heads.
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VirtualSync SDK is available by contacting Silex Technology.
While market analyst firm Yole Developement expects the market for interposers to grow by 88% annually through 2017, Silex and BroadPak believe their partnership can accelerate this market adoption by overcoming the cost, engineering, reliability and supply chain bottlenecks.
Silex is very pleased to have earned this appointment as an Authorized Design Center for Atheros," said David Smith, president of Silex Technology, Inc.
TREW Marketing led the efforts for Silex Technology's 2012 co-marketing campaign with Freescale, promoting Silex Technology as the exclusive provider of Wi-Fi connectivity technology for Freescale's i.
Silex Technology embedded modules enable OEMs to add wireless or wired networking capabilities to their devices with a minimum amount of development time and effort.
Customers will submit sensor specifications to AMFitzgerald, who has designed a sensor architecture to fit a process flow assembled from the Silex SmartBlocks technology.
We are very pleased to partner with Silex as the only vendor who could meet our requirements for high resolution wireless connectivity with support for up to 32 displays.