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Cementation meaning

Cementation - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or process of cementing.
  2. 2. A process which consists in surrounding a solid body with the powder of other substances, and heating the whole to a degree not sufficient to cause fusion, the physical properties of the body being changed by chemical combination with powder; thus iron becomes steel by cementation with charcoal, and green glass becomes porcelain by cementation with sand.
  3. 3. The act of cementing.

Cementation - examples of usage

  1. The hardness and toughness of the binder surface more than of the rock itself represents the hardness and toughness of the road, for if the weight of traffic is sufficient to destroy the bond of cementation of the surface, the stones below are soon loosened and forced out of place. - "The Future of Road-making in America", Archer Butler Hulbert.
  2. Igneous rocks as a rule are compact, and hence are not so much subject to the processes of cementation as sedimentary rocks; but certain of the more porous phases of the surface lavas, as well as any joints in igneous rocks, may become cemented. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
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