Dictionary » S » Slates



1. To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

2. To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

Origin: Slated; Slating.

1. (Science: chemical) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

2. Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

3. A prepared piece of such stone. Especially: A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.

A tablet for writing upon.

4. An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

5. A thin plate of any material; a flake.

6. A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand. Adhesive slate, a variety of calcite of silvery white luster and of a slaty structure. Transparent slate, a plate of translucent material, as ground glass, upon which a copy of a picture, placed beneath it, can be made by tracing.

Origin: OE. Slat, OF. Esclat a shiver, splinter, F. Eclat, fr. OF. Esclater to shiver, to chip, F. Eclater, fr. OHG. Sliezen to tear, slit, split, fr. Slizan to slit, G. Schleissen. See Slit, and cf. Eclat.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Natural selection wrong due to cambrian explosion

... know such a claim is philosophically unacceptable and would be rejected in other sciences.” Wick notes “ I believe orthodox quantum theorists [slates] reason, consciously or unconsciously, something like this. The microscopic world exhibits paradoxes or contradictions and this fact is reflected ...

See entire post
by gamila
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection wrong due to cambrian explosion
Replies: 35
Views: 32175

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,550 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link