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Glossary of Geology Terms
beginning with letter T
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table Tweet Definition of table Like Definition of table on Facebook
noun
  1. An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
  2. A flat tray which can be used as a table.
  3. A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
  4. A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.
The children were practising multiplication tables.
Don"t you know your tables?
Here is a of natural logarithms.
  1. (computing) A lookup table, most often a vector.
  2. (musical instruments) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
verb (tabl, ing)
  1. To put on a table.
  2. (context, UK, Canadian English) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table)
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will start discussing it now.
  1. To delay, or permanently postpone a motion before a meeting.
The motion was tabled ensuring that it would not be taken until a later date.
  1. To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will not be discussing it until later.
  1. To tabulate; to put into a table.
tableland Tweet Definition of tableland Like Definition of tableland on Facebook
noun
  1. A relatively flat region of terrain, particularly in reference to surrounding terrain.
  2. Mesa, mesa-like.
tabular Tweet Definition of tabular Like Definition of tabular on Facebook
adjective
  1. having a flat, plane surface
  2. organized as a table or list
  3. calculated by means of a table
  4. (geology) tending to split into thin flat pieces, such as slate
talus Tweet Definition of talus Like Definition of talus on Facebook
noun (tal, i)
  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
tar sand Tweet Definition of tar sand Like Definition of tar sand on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, tar stands)
  1. (geology) oil sand
tectonics Tweet Definition of tectonics Like Definition of tectonics on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) the study of crustal plates and other large-scale structural features of the Earth.
tektite Tweet Definition of tektite Like Definition of tektite on Facebook
noun
  1. A small, round, dark glassy object, composed of silicates, formed by the rapid cooling of meteorite fragments that hit the Earth.
tephra Tweet Definition of tephra Like Definition of tephra on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) The solid material thrown into the air by a volcanic eruption that settles on the surrounding areas
terrain Tweet Definition of terrain Like Definition of terrain on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.
  2. An area of land or the particular features of it.
Tertiary Tweet Definition of Tertiary Like Definition of Tertiary on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) The first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
adjective
  1. (geology) Of or pertaining to the first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
Tethys Tweet Definition of Tethys Like Definition of Tethys on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (italbrac-colon, Greek mythology) Personification of fertile waters, she was a Titan daughter of Uranus and Gaia, and with her brother Oceanus gave birth to all rivers and the Oceanids.
thrust Tweet Definition of thrust Like Definition of thrust on Facebook
noun
  1. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.
  1. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)
The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his and yelled, "Thief!"
  1. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.
Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.
  1. (figurative) The primary effort; the goal.
Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main was really sex education.
verb (inf=to thrust, thrusts, thrusting, thrust)
  1. (intransitive) To make advance with force
    1. Noun, force.
    We at the enemy with our forces.
    1. (transitive) To force
  2. Verb, force something upon someone.
I asked her not to the responsibility on me.
  1. (transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
He his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.
till Tweet Definition of till Like Definition of till on Facebook
noun
  1. A cash register
verb
  1. (transitive) To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc).
  2. (transitive) To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegatation and crops.
  3. (intransitive) To cultivate soil.
transform fault Tweet Definition of transform fault Like Definition of transform fault on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) A geological fault (a form of strike-slip fault) found in mid-ocean ridges in which displacement undergoes a sudden change in direction
tufa Tweet Definition of tufa Like Definition of tufa on Facebook
noun
  1. the calcareous deposit of lime found near hot springs

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