Definitions for kaolinˈkeɪ ə lɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ka•o•linˈkeɪ ə lɪn(n.)

or ka•o•line

  1. a fine white clay used in the manufacture of porcelain.

    Category: Mineralogy, Ceramics

Origin of kaolin:

1720–30; < F < Chin Gāolǐng mountain in Jiangxi province

ka`o•lin′ic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba(noun)

    a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

Wiktionary

  1. kaolin(Noun)

    A fine clay, rich in kaolinite, used in ceramics, paper-making, etc.

  2. Origin: From 高陵, in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, the location where this clay was first found.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kaolin(noun)

    alt. of Kaoline

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kaolin

    a fine white clay, a hydrous silicate of alumina, which does not colour when fired; used in making porcelain; called also China clay.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Kaolin

    The most common mineral of a group of hydrated aluminum silicates, approximately H2Al2Si2O8-H2O. It is prepared for pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes by levigating with water to remove sand, etc. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) The name is derived from Kao-ling (Chinese: "high ridge"), the original site. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Kaolin

    A product of decomposition of feldspar, consisting approximately of silica, 45, alumina, 40, water, 15. It was used in electric candles of the Jablochkoff type as a constituent of the insulating layer or colombin. Later it was abandoned for another substance, as it was found that it melted and acted as a conductor.

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