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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous compounds containing silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals; a salt of silicic acid.
  • n. Any of a large group of minerals, forming over 90 percent of the earth's crust, that consist of SiO2 or SiO4 groupings combined with one or more metals and sometimes hydrogen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any salt of silica or of one of the silicic acids; any mineral composed of silicates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of silicic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of silicic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a salt or ester derived from silicic acid

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