Mohs' scale of hardness

Mohs' scale of hardness
skala twardości Mohsa

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  • Mohs Scale of Hardness — n. Mohs Scale, scale used to classify minerals according to their relative hardness (Mineralogy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mohs Scale of Hardness or Mohs Scale —    A scale for classifying stones based on relative hardness, determined by the ability of harder minerals to scratch softer ones. The scale includes the following minerals, in order from softest to hardest …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Mohs' scale — mōz , mōs , mō səz n 1) a scale of hardness for minerals in which 1 represents the hardness of talc; 2, gypsum; 3, calcite; 4, fluorite; 5, apatite; 6, orthoclase; 7, quartz; 8, topaz; 9, corundum; and 10, diamond 2) a revised and expanded… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mohs scale — n. Mohs Scale of Hardness, scale used to classify minerals according to their relative hardness (Mineralogy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mohs scale — Mohs′ scale [[t]moʊz[/t]] n. mir a scale of hardness for minerals, consisting of the following degrees, in increasing hardness: talc 1; gypsum 2; calcite 3; fluorite 4; apatite 5; orthoclase 6; quartz 7; topaz 8; corundum 9; diamond 10 •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mohs scale — [mōz] n. [after F. Mohs (1773 1839), Ger mineralogist] Mineralogy 1. an arbitrary scale used to indicate relative hardness, arranged in 10 ascending degrees: 1, talc; 2, gypsum; 3, calcite; 4, fluorite; 5, apatite; 6, orthoclase; 7, quartz; 8,… …   English World dictionary

  • Mohs scale of mineral hardness — The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material. It was created in 1812 by the German geologist and mineralogist Friedrich Mohs and… …   Wikipedia

  • mohs' scale — ˈmōz , ōs(ə̇z) noun Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: after Friedrich Mohs died 1839 German mineralogist 1. : a scale of hardness for minerals ranging from 1 for the softest to 10 for the hardest in which 1 represents the hardness of talc;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohs scale — noun a scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10; ordering is determined by which substance can scratch another substance • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series * * * /mohz/ a scale of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohs scale — Moso skalė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Mineralų kietumo skalė, kurią sudaro 10 kietumo etalonų, pvz., talko kietumas – 1, deimanto – 10. atitikmenys: angl. Mohs hardness scale; Mohs scale vok. Härteskala nach Mohs …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Mohs scale — /mohz/ a scale of hardness used in mineralogy. Its degrees, in increasing hardness, are: talc 1; gypsum 2; calcite 3; fluorite 4; apatite 5; feldspar 6; quartz 7; topaz 8; sapphire 9; diamond 10. Abbr.: MSH [1875 80; named after F. Mohs (1773… …   Universalium

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