an orthorhombic form of aluminum silicate, Al 2 SiO 5 , found in schistose rocks.
In mica-gneisses sillimanite, kyanite, andalusite and garnet may occur.
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a grey, pink, or brown hard mineral consisting of aluminium silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form. It occurs in metamorphic rocks and is used as a refractory and as a gemstone. Formula: Al2SiO5
A hard, grayish white to pinkish brown orthorhombic mineral. Andalusite occurs as nearly square prisms, often with cross-shaped cross sections, in metamorphic rocks. It is a polymorph of kyanite and sillimanite, but forms at shallower depths than they do, and at higher temperatures than kyanite and lower temperatures than sillimanite. Chemical formula: Al2SiO5.
- Andaman and nicobar islands
a union territory of India, comprising the Andaman and Nicobar island groups in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, SW of Burma. 3143 sq. mi. (8140 sq. km). Capital: Port Blair. plural noun a territory of India, in the E Bay of Bengal, consisting of two groups of over 200 islands; suffered badly […]
Also, Andamanese. of or relating to the , the people, or their language. (def 1). Contemporary Examples At the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, you can snorkel with a retired Asian elephant Rajan. The World’s Craziest Underwater Adventures Nina Strochlic May 13, 2014 Until the 19th century, the indigenous Andaman tribes lived and thrived […]
Also, Andaman. Also called Andaman Islander. a member of a physically distinctive people that comprise the indigenous population of the . the language of the Andamanese, of uncertain genetic affiliation. (def 1). Historical Examples These ideas, to an Australian black, or an Andamanese, would seem dangerously blasphemous. Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 Andrew Lang […]
- Andaman islands
a group of islands of India in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, W of the Malay Peninsula, part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 2508 sq. mi. (6496 sq. km). Contemporary Examples At the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, you can snorkel with a retired Asian elephant Rajan. The World’s Craziest Underwater […]
- Andaman sea
a part of the Bay of Bengal, E of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 300,000 sq. mi. (777,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples If the 777 had followed the route suggested by the General it was heading out over the Andaman Sea toward India. The Botched Hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Clive Irving March 11, […]