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gran·ite

 (grăn′ĭt)
n.
1. A common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and for building.
2. Unyielding endurance; steadfastness: a will of granite.

[Italian granito, from past participle of granire, to make grainy, from grano, grain, from Latin grānum; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]

gra·nit′ic (gră-nĭt′ĭk, grə-), gran′it·oid′ (grăn′ĭ-toid′) adj.
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granite

(ˈɡrænɪt)
n
1. (Geological Science) a light-coloured coarse-grained acid plutonic igneous rock consisting of quartz, feldspars, and such ferromagnesian minerals as biotite or hornblende: widely used for building
2. great hardness, endurance, or resolution
3. (Curling) another name for a stone9
[C17: from Italian granito grained, from granire to grain, from grano grain, from Latin grānum]
ˈgranite-ˌlike adj
granitic, ˈgranitˌoid adj
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gran•ite

(ˈgræn ɪt)

n.
1. a coarse-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of orthoclase and albite feldspars and of quartz, usu. with lesser amounts of one or more other minerals, as mica, hornblende, or augite.
2. something of great hardness, firmness, or durability.
[1640–50; < Italian. See grain, -ite1]
gra•nit•ic (grəˈnɪt ɪk) adj.
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gran·ite

(grăn′ĭt)
A usually light-colored, coarse-grained igneous rock composed mostly of quartz, feldspar, and mica. It is one of the most common rocks in the crust of continents. See Table at rock.
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granite

An intrusive igneous rock rich in quartz and feldspar, often with mica.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granite - plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texturegranite - plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
atomic number 14, Si, silicon - a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
batholite, batholith, pluton, plutonic rock - large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
2.granite - something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness); "a man of granite"
steadiness, firmness - the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
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Translations
الغرانيت: حَجَر الصُّوانجرانيت
žulažulový
granitgranit-
graniitti
granit
gránit
granít
みかげ石
화강암
granitasgranitinis
granīts
žulažulový
granit
หินแกรนิต
đá granite

granite

[ˈgrænɪt] Ngranito m
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granite

[ˈgrænɪt]
ngranit m
modif [building, boulder, quarry] → de granit
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granite

nGranit m
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granite

[ˈgrænɪt] ngranito
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granite

(ˈgrӕnit) noun, adjective
(of) a type of hard usually grey or red rock used for building. buildings of granite: granite hills.
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granite

جرانيت žula granit Granit γρανίτης granito graniitti granit granit granito みかげ石 화강암 graniet granitt granit granito гранит granit หินแกรนิต granit đá granite 花岗岩
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References in periodicals archive ?
Abdel-Rahman (1994) found that biotites that are present within I-type granites are relatively enriched in magnesium, whereas S-type granite biotites are relatively enriched in aluminum.