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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-sahyt]
    • /ˈkoʊ saɪt/
    • /kˌəʊˈesaɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-sahyt]
    • /ˈkoʊ saɪt/

Definitions of coesite word

  • noun coesite a form of silicon dioxide produced when high pressure and temperature are applied to quartz 3
  • noun coesite a very hard, monoclinic form of silica, SiO2, produced under very great pressure and found in the sandstone of large meteor craters 3
  • noun coesite a rare form of silicon dioxide, a denser polymorph of quartz, originally synthesized from quartz at high temperatures and pressures: later discovered in nature. 1
  • noun coesite (mineralogy) A high-pressure polymorph of silica found in extreme conditions such as the impact craters of meteorites, with the chemical composition of silicon dioxide, SiO2. 0

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Origin of coesite

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
1950-55; named after Loring Coes, Jr., 20th-century American who synthesized it; see -ite1

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coesite popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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