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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.

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

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.

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.

granite

An intrusive igneous rock rich in quartz and feldspar, often with mica.
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
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

granite

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

granite

nGranit m

granite

[ˈgrænɪt] ngranito

granite

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

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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It comprises mounds and bold hills of granitoids in a plain covered by sand, silt and salt.
For this purpose, various petrographic types of granitic rocks from five geological regions of important intrusions of Variscan granitoids were selected.
Magma Mixing for the High Ba-Sr Guojialing-type Granitoids in Northwest Jiaodong Peninsula: Constraints from Petrogeochemistry and Sr-Nd isotopes (in Chinese with English abstract).
Although these intrusions are predominantly peraluminous monzogranites, several series have been distinguished, including S-type peraluminous granites, I-type metaluminous to peraluminous plutons and transitional peraluminous granitoids (e.g.
Paleoweathered surfaces on granitoids of southern Nova Scotia; paleoenvironmental implications of saprolites.
1991) varieties: granodiorite of the Marjamaa pluton has yielded a U-Pb zircon age of 1.65-1.63 Ga, Neeme granitoids have given ages of 1.634 and 1.648 Ga and Ereda granitoids 1.642-1.627 Ga (Soesoo et al.
This very prospective area is mainly underlain by altered calc-silicate breccias and granitoids of the Proterozoic Corella Formation which hosts the Tick Hill mineralisation, as well as the Trekelano Mine (Copper, Gold 21km to NW) and the Kalman deposit (Copper, Molybdenum, 67km to the North).
and Hanmer, S., 1997, Anorthosites and related granitoids in the Grenville orogen: a product of convective thinning of the lithosphere?: Geology, v.
This value attributed the examined granodiorite porphyries to the group of I-type granitoids (Chappel and White 1974).
Some alluvial tin and tungsten mining is also being carried out associated with post kibaran granitoids. In eastern Burundi there is also a niobium association and in central and western Burundi there is a tantalum association with these granitoids.
This Archaean greenstone belt is predominantly composed of tholeiitic basalt lava and volcaniclastic deposits, ultramafic rocks, felsic volcanic rocks and sediments surrounded by younger Archaean granitoids. Transported cover is prevalent with eolian sand plains, alluvial flood plains and minor colluvium.
Numerous geochronologic data suggest that all these deposits in the Edong district are associated with the Late Mesozoic granitoids [19-23].