vitreous

Definitions

0 Vote up! adjective. Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass; glassy.
0 Vote up! adjective. Obtained or made from glass.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of or relating to the vitreous humor.
0 Vote up! noun. The vitreous humor.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of, or resembling glass; glassy
0 Vote up! adjective. Of, or relating to the vitreous humor of the eye
0 Vote up! adjective. having a shiny nonporous surface
0 Vote up! adjective. Of a semi-crystalline substance where the atoms exhibit short-range order, but without the long-range order of a crystal
0 Vote up! adjective. positive (of electric charge)
0 Vote up! noun. The vitreous humor.
0 Vote up! adjective. Consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass.
0 Vote up! others. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from glass; resembling glass.
0 Vote up! others. Consisting of glass: as, a vitreous substance.
0 Vote up! others. Resembling glass in some respects; glassy: thus, an object may be vitreous in its hardness, in its gloss, in its structure, etc.
0 Vote up! noun. The vitreous body of the eye.
0 Vote up! adjective. of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
0 Vote up! adjective. (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
0 Vote up! adjective. relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass

Usage

0 Vote up! If it attracts it, it is certainly of the kind of electricity which I call vitreous; if, on the contrary, it repels it, it is of the same kind of electricity with the silk -- that is, of the resinous.
0 Vote up! This principle is that there are two distinct electricities, very different from each other, one of which I call vitreous electricity and the other resinous electricity.
0 Vote up! The search for native cobalt, especially outside of Saxony or the Erzgebirge, was tied to the development of zaffer and smalt industries — refined versions of cobalt used by painters and in vitreous colormaking — and to recognition of the quality of the cobalt-based colors.
0 Vote up! Another key aspect of textile coloration often attributed to Dufay was the description of mordant action, a term and concept that was already common in vitreous color production.
0 Vote up! About 1733, as we have seen, Dufay had demonstrated that there were two apparently different kinds of electricity; one called vitreous because produced by rubbing glass, and the other resinous because produced by rubbed resinous bodies.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! Vitreous and vaporous have opposite meanings. Vitreous stands for something that is crystal clear, while vaporous is something that is hazy, unclear.

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 7 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic "Vitreous and vaporous have opposite meanings. Vitreous stands for something that is crystal clear, while vaporous is something that is hazy, unclear. " 3 years 8 months ago.