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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The degree of ease with which a material can be split.

Usage examples (7)
  • The high cleavability (splitting tendency) of diamonds requires a very careful grinding of the parent rock.
  • This causes the tips of each fibre to crowd in between the fibres above and below, and leads to an irregular interlacement of these fibres, which adds to the toughness, but...
  • We may also consider those stones, whose softness, or brittleness, or ready cleavability, requires that they should be reserved for use only in those jewels which,...
  • - 5.5 semi-metallic luster, good cleavability (axotomous) for more
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