adamantine luster

алмазный блеск

English-Russian scientific dictionary. 2008.

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  • Adamantine — can mean: *The mythical material adamant or adamantine, see: Adamant *The mineral adamantine spar, a variety of Corundum, see: Adamantine Spar *For|other uses of adamant, adamantium, and similar terms|Adamant (disambiguation)Adamantine is also… …   Wikipedia

  • Adamantine Spar — Adamantine is a mineral, often referred to as adamantine spar. It is a silky brown form of corundum. It has a Mohs rating of 9. [cite web |url=http://www.mindat.org/min 5135.html |title=Adamantine Spar |accessdate=September 15 |accessyear=2007]… …   Wikipedia

  • Luster — Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, n. [F. lustre; cf. It. lustro; both fr. L. lustrare to purify, go about (like the priests at the lustral sacrifice), traverse, survey, illuminate, fr. lustrum a purificatory sacrifice; perh. akin to E. loose. But lustrare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Luster ware — Luster Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, n. [F. lustre; cf. It. lustro; both fr. L. lustrare to purify, go about (like the priests at the lustral sacrifice), traverse, survey, illuminate, fr. lustrum a purificatory sacrifice; perh. akin to E. loose. But… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adamantine — Ad a*man tine, a. [L. adamantinus, Gr. ?.] 1. Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Like the diamond in hardness or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adamantine — In dentistry, relating to the enamel of the teeth. Adamantine comes from the Greek and Latin word adamas which applied to substances having the hardness or luster of a diamond. Adamantine figuratively means unyielding and inflexible. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • adamantine — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adamantinus, from Greek adamantinos, from adamant , adamas Date: 13th century 1. made of or having the quality of adamant 2. rigidly firm ; unyielding < adamantine discipline > 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adamantine — adjective a) Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains. Him the Almighty Power b) Like the diamond in hardness or luster …   Wiktionary

  • adamantine — /ad euh man teen, tin, tuyn/, adj. 1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion. 2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. 3. like a diamond in luster. [1200 1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See ADAMANT, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • adamantine — adj. hard, tough; unyielding; having sparkle and luster like a diamond …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adamantine — ad•a•man•tine [[t]ˌæd əˈmæn tin, tɪn, taɪn[/t]] adj. 1) utterly unyielding or firm; hard 2) jew like a diamond in luster • Etymology: 1200–1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See adamant, ine I …   From formal English to slang


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