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 (fĭs′əl, -īl′)
1. Possible to split.
2. Physics Fissionable, especially by neutrons of all energies.
3. Geology Easily split along close parallel planes.

[Latin fissilis, from fissus, split; see fissi-.]

fis·sil′i·ty (fĭ-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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From the drilling process and core recovery, it is concluded that their results are not best but it is good enough for construction because the slates have fissility due which the large amount of core are losses during the drilling process.
This increases the roughness of the foliation surfaces of the slate and reduces fissility.