Glass


Glass
   An inorganic substance in a condition which is continuous with, and analogous to, the liquid state of that substance. A manufactured fiber in which the fiberforming substance is glass.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • Glass — (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GLASS —    Glass results from the heating of a mixture of sand, lime, and sodium carbonate to a very high temperature. When different materials are added to the sand, glass can become transparent, translucent, or colored. While the origins of glass are… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Glass — oder Glaß ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andrea Glass (* 1976), deutsche Tennisspielerin Bernhard Glass (* 1957), deutscher Rennrodler Carter Glass (1858−1946), US amerikanischer Politiker Frank Glaß (* 1965), deutscher Fußballspieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GLASS (P.) — GLASS PHILIP (1937 ) Le compositeur américain Philip Glass naît le 31 janvier 1937 à Baltimore. Son père, disquaire et réparateur de radio, initie le jeune Philip à la musique en lui faisant écouter de nombreux disques. À l’âge de huit ans, il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • glass — [ glas ] n. m. • 1628 glace; all. Glas, glass 1886 d apr. l angl. ♦ Arg. Vieilli Verre (d une boisson alcoolisée). Des glass. ⊗ HOM. Glace. ⇒GLASS, subst. masc. Pop. Verre à boire : • POTIRON. C est moi qui fais le chef d orchestre. VANDERAGUE.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Glass — Glass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glassing}.] 1. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; used reflexively. [1913 Webster] Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror. Motley. [1913 Webster] Where the Almighty s form glasses… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glass — es un apellido que puede referirse a alguna de las siguientes personas: Charles Edward Glass, un botánico estadounidense. Philip Glass, es un compositor estadounidense de música minimalista. Stephen Glass, es un antiguo periodista de la revista… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Glass —   [glɑːs], Philip, amerikanischer Komponist, * Baltimore (Maryland) 31. 1. 1937; studierte u. a. in Paris (Nadia Boulanger) und gründete 1968 ein eigenes Ensemble. Seine zur Minimal Music gehörenden Kompositionen entfalten ihren Klang aus der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Glass — This article is about the material. For other uses, see Glass (disambiguation). Moldavite, a natural glass formed by meteorite impact, from Besednice, Bohemia …   Wikipedia

  • glass — glassless, adj. glasslike, adj. /glas, glahs/, n. 1. a hard, brittle, noncrystalline, more or less transparent substance produced by fusion, usually consisting of mutually dissolved silica and silicates that also contain soda and lime, as in the… …   Universalium

  • Glass — /glas, glahs/, n. 1. Carter, 1858 1946, U.S. statesman. 2. Philip, born 1937, U.S. composer. * * * I Solid material, typically a mix of inorganic compounds, usually transparent or translucent, hard, brittle, and impervious to the natural elements …   Universalium


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