di·la·tan·cy (dī-lātʹn-sē, dĭ-) n. pl. di·la·tan·cies
1. The increase in volume of a granular substance when its shape is changed, because of greater distance between its component particles.
2. The phenomenon whereby a viscous substance solidifies under pressure.

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  • dilatancy theory — dilatancy theory, a theory that the measurable change in volume of rocks under pressure can be used to predict earthquake: »The dilatancy theory arose after seismologists noticed that in the months before several earthquakes, compressional waves… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dilatancy — di·la·tan·cy …   English syllables

  • dilatancy — dīˈlātənsē, də̇ˈ , si noun ( es) Etymology: dilatant + cy : the property of being dilatant …   Useful english dictionary

  • dilatancy theory — /daɪˈleɪtənsi θɪəri/ (say duy laytuhnsee thearree) noun a theory for predicting earthquakes which depends upon measurements of wave motions set up when rocks dilate …   Australian-English dictionary

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