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  • Nephanalysis

    [nef-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌnɛf əˈnæl ə sɪs/ noun, plural nephanalyses [nef-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌnɛf əˈnæl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a map or chart showing the distribution of types and amounts of clouds and precipitation at a given time. 2. the preparation of such a map or chart.

  • Nephele

    [nef-uh-lee] /ˈnɛf əˌli/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a woman formed from a cloud by Zeus as a counterfeit of Hera, in order to deceive the lustful Ixion: mother by Ixion of the centaurs.



  • Nepheline

    [nef-uh-lin] /ˈnɛf ə lɪn/ noun 1. a feldspathoid mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSiO 4 , occurring in alkali-rich volcanic rocks. /ˈnɛfɪlɪn; -ˌliːn/ noun 1. a whitish mineral consisting of sodium potassium aluminium silicate in hexagonal crystalline form: used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics. Formula: (Na,K)(AlSi)2O4

  • Nephelinite

    [nef-uh-luh-nahyt] /ˈnɛf ə ləˌnaɪt/ noun, Petrography. 1. a fine-grained, dark rock of volcanic origin, essentially a basalt containing but no feldspar and little or no olivine. /ˈnɛfɪlɪˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a fine-grained basic laval rock consisting of pyroxene and nepheline



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