from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Separable into parts or having removable sections: a clastic anatomical model.
- adj. Geology Made up of fragments of preexisting rock; fragmental.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. made up of parts that are easily removable.
- adj. made from fragments of pre-existing rocks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to what may be taken apart.
- adj. Fragmental; made up of brok� fragments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to what may be taken to pieces.
- Breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts; causing or undergoing disruption or dissolution: as, clastic action; the clastic pole of an ovum; a clastic cell.
- In geology, fragmental: as, clastic rocks; clastic structure.
- In petrography, sedimentary rocks composed of fragments of older rocks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being taken apart
- adj. of or belonging to or being a rock composed of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)
From Greek klastos, broken; see clast.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κλαστός (klastos, "broken in pieces"), from κλάειν (klaein, "to break") + -ic (Wiktionary)