Meaning of ROCK in English



In geology, a naturally occurring and coherent aggregate of mineral s.

The three major classes of rock

sedimentary , and metamorphic

are based on the processes that formed them. These three classes are further subdivided on the basis of various factors, especially chemical, mineralogical, and textural attributes (see e.g., acid and basic rocks ; crystalline rock ; extrusive rock ). See also felsic rock ; intrusive rock ; mafic rock .


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phosphate rock

Ayers Rock

crystalline rock

Dome of the Rock

extrusive rock

felsic rock

Hudson Rock

igneous rock

intrusive rock

Little Rock

mafic rock

metamorphic rock

rock art

rock crystal

rock glacier

rock music

rock and roll

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sedimentary rock

siliceous rock

acid and basic rocks

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