granite definition

  • noun:
    • a standard, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and building.
    • Unyielding endurance; steadfastness: a will of granite.
    • A group of igneous and plutonic rocks composed mostly of feldspar and quartz. Generally includes more than one black nutrients, which can be mica, pyroxene, or amphibole. Granite is quarried for building stone, roadway gravel, ornamental stone, and tombstones. Typical colors tend to be grey, white, pink, and yellow-brown.
    • Toughness; the grade of having a thick epidermis or being harsh.
    • A crystalline, granular stone, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It varies from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in-being destitute of a schistose construction.
    • A rock made up of orthoclase-feldspar, mica, and quartz, and achieving a thoroughly crystalline-granular texture.
    • some sort of rough-grained water-ice or sherbet. Also called rock-punch and stone ice-cream. Look at extract.
    • just like granite-ware
    • in quantitative system of category (1902), it is recommended to make use of the expression granite for field reasons to all or any phanerocrystalline rocks consists of quartz and feldspar of any kind, with mica, hornblende, or other ferromagnesian mineral, if within subordinate quantities. See stone.
    • A granite containing two micas: the granite right of some authors.
    • one thing getting the quality of granite (unyielding tone)
    • plutonic igneous stone having visibly crystalline surface; typically consists of feldspar and mica and quartz

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