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Spanish term or phrase:hienda (vb. hendar)
English translation:cleavage
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14:24 Mar 24, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science
Spanish term or phrase: hienda
Su característica principal es su excelente aptitud a la HIENDA ó fisilidad.

The field is GEOLOGY, referring to SLATE in particular. I couldn't find this word, but assume it might be the same as HENDIDURA (cleavage). Can anybody confirm/correct this?
xxxLia Fail
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Local time: 18:29
for breakage, to break apart
Explanation:
Here's what I found. Hope it helps.

Logos Universal Conjugator
... henderían, habrían hendido. Presente, Pretérito imperfecto,
Futuro imperfecto. hienda, hendiera/hendiese, hendiere. ...
http://www.verba.org/owa-v/verba_dba.verba_es.select_page?qu... [Más resultados de www.verba.org]

hender-to chink, to break into apertures or chinks, to crack, to flaw, to break, to fissure, to cleave, to split. To go through, to open a passage, to break into pieces. To gap, to open in fissures or holes.

G. Luck

Bye
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Summary of answers provided
narift /cleft
Davorka Grgic
naI am sorry I didn´t realize we are talking about characteristics!
Davorka Grgic
naflaking
Parrot
na(slaty) cleavage or fissility (see beautiful description below)Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
na"hendidura/cleavage" sounds good...Heathcliff
nafor breakage, to break apartxxxtrans4u


  

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44 mins
for breakage, to break apart


Explanation:
Here's what I found. Hope it helps.

Logos Universal Conjugator
... henderían, habrían hendido. Presente, Pretérito imperfecto,
Futuro imperfecto. hienda, hendiera/hendiese, hendiere. ...
http://www.verba.org/owa-v/verba_dba.verba_es.select_page?qu... [Más resultados de www.verba.org]

hender-to chink, to break into apertures or chinks, to crack, to flaw, to break, to fissure, to cleave, to split. To go through, to open a passage, to break into pieces. To gap, to open in fissures or holes.

G. Luck

Bye



    Reference: http://www.espa;ol/googleyahoo.com/bin/query_esp?p=hienda&hc...
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1 hr
"hendidura/cleavage" sounds good...


Explanation:
I didn't find "hienda" anywhere, but given that its synonym is apparently "fisilidad," you're probably on safe ground, so to speak.

"Fissility" has the same Latin root as "fission," of course. The term in the nuke business is "fissionable," but in geology a material that can be split along the line of its grain (i.e., along its cleavage plane) is said to be "fissile."

Cheers,
HC

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1 hr
(slaty) cleavage or fissility (see beautiful description below)


Explanation:
Slate is a very fine-grained, exceptionally well-foliated, low-grade, regionally metamorphosed rocks. Because of their excellent foliation, they split into thin sheets. The fissility (slaty cleavage) results from the parallel alignment of numerous fine phyllosilicate (platy) minerals (e.g. muscovite and chlorite). Mineral grains are too small to be identified without the microscope or X-rays. Slate is dull on cleavage surfaces; phyllite is shiny and coarser grained, containing some mineral grains large enough to be identified by the eye. Slate and, to a lesser extent, phyllite, commonly show remnants of sedimentary features such as stratification, pebbles, and fossils.

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/4829/slate.html



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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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3 hrs
flaking


Explanation:
I believe we say slate "flakes".

Parrot
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19 hrs
rift /cleft


Explanation:
Diccionario de la Real Academia:

hienda (de hender) f Extr. y León raja o hendidura

hender (del lat. findere) tr. abrir o rajar un cuerpo sólido sin dividirlo del todo

hendidura (de hendido) Abertura o corte profundo en un cuerpo sólido cuando no llega a dividirlo de todo 2. grieta más o menos profunda en una superficie.

Collins:

hendidura f crack, fissure, crevice; cleft, split, slit; (Geol)rift, fissure

Glossary of geology terms:

cleavage - The property or tendency of a rock to split along secondary, aligned fractures or other closely spaced, planar structures or textures, produced by deformation or metamorphism.

rift - A narrow cleft, fissure, or other opening in rock, made by cracking or splitting

cleft - An abrupt chasm, cut, breach, or other sharp opening, such as a craggy fissure in a rock, a wave-cut gully in a cliff, a trench on the ocean bottom, a notch in the rim of a volcanic crater, or a narrow recess in a cave floor.

www.hartwick.edu/geology/work/VFT-so-far/GeoGloss.html.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

Davorka



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20 hrs
I am sorry I didn´t realize we are talking about characteristics!


Explanation:
The translation of

aptitud a la hienda = cleavage

aptitud a la fisilidad = fissility

11 GLOSSARY of TERMS for
GLOSSARY of TERMS for: GEMS, CRYSTALS ... an inactive, sediment filled rift that forms
as part of ... Fissility: the property of a ... Fissure: a cleft in a rock determined ...
members.nbci.com/DenElder/crystals/book3cm11.html

Good luck.

Davorka



    see my first answer
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