fragmental


fragmental

fragmental [frag-men-tl] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective fragmentary. Geology. clastic(def 3). Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of fragmental First recorded in 1790–1800; fragment + -al1 Related formsfrag·men·tal·ly, adverb Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for fragmental Historical Examples of fragmental

  • The absence of fragmental ejecta (broken rock that are thrown out) is extraordinary.

    The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes

    Edwin J. Houston

  • Clastic, klas′tik, adj. breaking into fragments, fragmental.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various

  • Fragmental rocks are often quite indurated—the matrix being as hard as the included stones.

    Geology

    James Geikie

  • When a fragmental rock is composed chiefly of rocks belonging to the acidic group, we say it is felspathic.

    Geology

    James Geikie

  • These are overlaid by a series of alternating beds of crystalline (c) and fragmental (t) igneous rocks.

    Geology

    James Geikie

  • British Dictionary definitions for fragmental fragmental adjective (of rocks or deposits) composed of fragments of pre-existing rocks and minerals another word for fragmentary Derived Formsfragmentally, adverb Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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