See gneiss.

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  • Gneissic — Gneis sic (n[imac]s s[i^]k), a. Relating to, or resembling, gneiss; consisting of gneiss. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gneissic — adjective see gneiss …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gneissic — adjective of or relating to gneiss …   Wiktionary

  • gnèissic — gnèis|sic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • gneissic — gneiss·ic …   English syllables

  • gneissic — adjective see gneiss …   Useful english dictionary

  • gneiss — gneissic, adj. /nuys/, n. a metamorphic rock, generally made up of bands that differ in color and composition, some bands being rich in feldspar and quartz, others rich in hornblende or mica. [1750 60; < G] * * * Medium to coarse grained… …   Universalium

  • Superior craton — in the west. The western margin extends from northern Minnesota through eastern Manitoba to northwestern Ontario.The formation of the Superior craton is best explained within the context of 2.72 2.68 Ga accretion of small continental plates and… …   Wikipedia

  • Gneiss — rock Augen gneiss from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil …   Wikipedia

  • Metamorphic rock — Metamorphic redirects here. For other uses, see Metamorphic (disambiguation). Quartzite, a form of metamorphic rock, from the Museum of Geology at University of Tartu collection. Metamorphic rock is the transformation of an existing rock type,… …   Wikipedia

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