from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The separation of a colloidal system into two liquid phases, one of which (the coacervate) is more concentrated in the colloid component

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heaping together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of heaping, or the state of being heaped together or piled up.
  • n. In logic, a chain-syllogism; sorites.


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