from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as schistose.
  • Pertaining to schismata, or based upon an allowance for the difference of a schisma: as, a schistic system of tuning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Schistose.

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  • adjective Of or like schist; schistose.


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schist +‎ -ic


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  • However, in general, slopes yield less sediment to streams after disturbance than in nearby granitic and schistic areas.

    Ecoregions of Idaho (EPA) 2008

  • Ha Long is a large bay with a multitude of limestone | rocks emerging from the Hon Gai Sea, schistic islands from the Cam Pha Sea and a limited number of earth islands formed from decayed lateritic mountains.

    Ha Long Bay, Vietnam 2008


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  • Schistic also means "dividing, divisive, analytical" (Oxford English Dictionary).

    June 29, 2011