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(Geological Science) (of an igneous rock) having a low silica content


(ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd)

1. not saturated; having the power to dissolve still more of a substance.
2. (of an organic compound) having a double or triple bond and capable of forming new compounds by addition.
un•sat′u•rate (-ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt) n.
un`sat•u•ra′tion, n.
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Shots captured in low light and even under fluorescent lights indoors, show much more visible noise, with heavily undersaturated colors.
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The Olsen-P of all fertilized treatments decreased in the first month after soil fertilization (Table 3), which was probably due to P sorption onto the soil solid phase, since the initial Olsen P of the soil was very low and the P sorption complexes were undersaturated (P saturation of 16%).
8, soils were saturated with respect to HA and undersaturated with respect to [beta]-TCP.
Lower pH and undersaturated calcium carbonate states may cause the shells of a host of marine species (molluscs, echinoderms, corals, coccolithophores, foraminiferans, calcifying algae) to undergo increased dissolution (Orr et al.
The correlation coefficient of undersaturated model systems differed most from that of other model systems.
It was found to perform well under both undersaturated and saturated traffic conditions and can accurately model both queue forming and dissipating processes.
Such behavior indicates that a seep is composed of methane bubbles, which should go into solution in the undersaturated (with respect to methane) ocean waters, but instead are protected by a methane hydrate coating that forms at the seafloor.
Seawater was undersaturated regarding both calcite and aragonite in the lowest pH treatment.
USPRwire, Tue May 12 2015] According to the Global Retail Development Index in 2014, Georgia is "an undersaturated small gem for retailing.
Meteoric environment is characterized by pore fluid that is either supersaturated or undersaturated however mostly undersaturated with respect to metastable carbonate species aragonite and magnesium calcite (Bathurst 1975).