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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of, relating to, or being a surface characterized by smooth, shell-like elevations and depressions, as on fractured obsidian

Usage examples (33)
  • This is referred to as conchoidal fracture; glass fractures in the same way.
  • This one can see by the traces of conchoidal fracture which they all show.
  • The conchoidal fractures began on the clean side of the glass and ended on the dirty side.
  • At ordinary temperatures ebonite is hard and brittle and breaks with a well-marked conchoidal fracture. for more
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