soft coal

soft coal

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      in the United States, bituminous coal (q.v.), as opposed to hard coal, or anthracite. In Europe the designation soft coal is reserved for lignite and brown coal (qq.v.), whereas hard coal means bituminous coal.

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  • Soft coal — Soft Soft (s[o^]ft; 115), a. [Compar. {Softer} (s[o^]ft [ e]r); superl. {Softest}.] [OE. softe, AS. s[=o]fte, properly adv. of s[=e]fte, adj.; akin to OS. s[=a]fto, adv., D. zacht, OHG. samfto, adv., semfti, adj., G. sanft, LG. sacht; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft coal — soft′ coal′ n. min bituminous coal • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • soft coal — n. BITUMINOUS COAL …   English World dictionary

  • soft coal — noun rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame • Syn: ↑bituminous coal • Hypernyms: ↑coal • Hyponyms: ↑cannel coal, ↑sea coal * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft coal — bituminės anglys statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Akmens anglys, turinčios daug bitumų. atitikmenys: angl. bituminous coal; soft coal rus. битуминозный уголь; битумный уголь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • soft coal — /ˈsɒft koʊl/ (say soft kohl) noun → bituminous coal …  

  • soft coal — n. bituminous coal, mineral coal containing hydrocarbons that evaporate easily and tarry substance and burns with a smoky yellow flame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soft coal — noun Date: 1789 bituminous coal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soft coal. — See bituminous coal. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • soft coal — noun bituminous coal …   English new terms dictionary

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