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muscovite (mica)

Definition:

a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

muscovites

Type of:

mica » mineral » material » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

damourite

Synonyms:

common mica | isinglass | KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2 [chemical formula] | KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2 [chemical formula] | potash mica | white mica

Etymology:

1535. From Latin Moscovita ("resident of Moscow or Muscovy, Russian"), also...
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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

muscovite [mineral] | isinglass | common mica, potash mica [synonym]

abundant silicate mineral that contains potassium and aluminum. Muscovite is the most common member of the mica group. Because of its perfect ... (22 of 193 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/398688​/muscovite

Wiktionary:

muscovite [mineralogy] | KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 [chemical formula] | muscovites [plural]

A pale brown mineral of the mica group, being a basic potassium aluminosilicate with the chemical formula KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2; used as an electrical insulator etc. (24 of 26 words, 1 image)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

mica | muscovite

general term for a large group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum and potassium, often containing magnesium, ferrous iron, ferric iron, ... (21 of 305 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

muscovite | Muscovite | KAl2(AlSi3)O10(OH)2[chemical formula, sense-specific] | Russian [archaic, sense-specific]

a pale brown, or green, or colourless mineral of the mica group, found in ... | a native or inhabitant of Moscow | an archaic word for "Russian" (26 of 236 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muscovite

American Heritage Dictionary:

muscovite | Muscovite | white mica [sense-specific] | KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

A potassium aluminum silicate mineral, ..., the most common form of mica, ... | A native or resident of Moscow or Muscovy. | Of or relating to Moscow, ... (26 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muscovite

Merriam-Webster:

muscovite | Russian [synonym, sense-specific] | Muscovite [adjective, related]

"Muscovite": a native or resident of the ancient principality of Moscow or of the city of Moscow ; "Russian" | a colorless to pale brown form of mica ... (27 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muscovite

New World Dictionary:

muscovite | Muscovite

a very common, light-colored, soft mica, hydrous potassium aluminum silicate, KAl(AlSi)O(OH), used as an electrical or thermal insulator | a person ... (20 of 52 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

Muscovite

a native or inhabitant of Moscow. | a native or inhabitant of the Grand Duchy of Muscovy. | "muscovite": [minerals] common light-colored mica, ... (21 of 50 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/muscovite

Oxford Dictionary:

muscovite

a silver-grey form of mica occurring in many rocks (9 of 41 words, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Muscovite | common mica | isinglass | potash mica

a phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium with formula KAl2(F,OH)2, or (KF)2(Al2O3)3(SiO2)6. It has a highly-perfect basal cleavage yielding... (19 of 493 words, 3 images)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

mica [uncountable]

a transparent stone often used in electrical equipment (8 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mica

Cambridge Dictionary:

mica

a natural substance like glass that breaks easily into thin layers and is not damaged by heat, often used in electrical equipment (22 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mica

Encarta Dictionary:

muscovite | white mica [minerals]

a common mica mineral consisting of potassium aluminum silicate. Source: igneous and sedimentary rocks. (14 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631983​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

Muscovite | Muscovites [plural]

Origin: 1535. From Latin Moscovita ("resident of Moscow or Muscovy, Russian"), also Muscovita, Moschovita from Moscovia or Muscovia ("Muscovy") + -ita.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Muscovite

muscovite [mineralogy]

Origin: In 1850 from Muscovy glass + -ite, from the province Muscovy in Russia. Named by James Dwight Dana.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/muscovite

Collins Dictionary:

muscovite | Muscovite

First use: 19th century

Origin: from the phrase Muscovy glass, an early name for mica

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muscovite

Merriam-Webster:

muscovite

First use: 1535

Origin: Medieval Latin or New Latin Muscovia, Moscovia Moscow | muscovy (glass)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muscovite

Oxford Dictionary:

muscovite

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: obsolete Muscovy glass (in the same sense) + "-ite1"

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Muscovite

Origin: modern Latin Muscovita, from Muscovia (see "Muscovy")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Muscovite

American Heritage Dictionary:

muscovite

Origin: Muscovy glass, its former name + "-ite" [entry 1].

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New World Dictionary:

muscovite

Origin: formerly called Muscovy glass: see "-ite"

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Encarta Dictionary:

muscovite

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Muscovy glass "mica" (from its being obtained from Russia)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631983​/definition​.html  [offline]

Muscovite | Muscovites [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: modern Latin Muscovia from Russian Moskva "Moscow"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631984​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

Muscovite | Muscovites [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Muscovite"

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Collins Dictionary:

muscovite | Muscovite

Audio: British English pronunciation of "muscovite"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muscovite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Muscovite [countable] | Muscovites [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Muscovite"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

Muscovite [countable] | Muscovites [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Muscovite"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

Muscovite

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Muscovite"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Muscovite"

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the Free Dictionary:

Muscovite

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Google Dictionary:

muscovite

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Muscovite | Muscovites [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

muscovite

Audio: North American pronunciation of "muscovite"

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YourDictionary Audio:

muscovite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "muscovite" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

muscovite

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