from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A combining form (with silicate, phosphate, etc.) of aluminum, aluminium. The feldspars are all aluminosilicates.


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  • But this also subjects them to infiltration by foreign particles like calcium magnesium alumino silicate (aka CMAS, formed in and near sand particles) or volcanic ash.

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  • Hydrolysis is especially effective in the weathering of common silicate and alumino-silicate minerals because of their electrically charged crystal surfaces.


  • Some of the products of weathering, less resistant alumino-silicate minerals, become clay particles.


  • And there's very little happening on this big old ball of alumino-silicates that I can't find in some way humorous.

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  • The vidrio y alumino guy comes to the house here in Akumal and builds the whole thing, cutting the glass and building the aluminum frame.

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  • These are found to be still razor sharp after tens of thousands of years, but again, this glass is mainly silica and alumino-silicates and is much tougher than window glass.

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  • Glass such as Pyrex (used for test-tubes and ovenware) is usually based on boro-silicates or alumino-silicates, which withstand heating better and typically have a higher glass transition temperature.

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  • AVERA: It's alumino-silicate, that white material.

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  • For six major minerals South Africa has the world's largest reserves, namely, manganese, the platinum group metals (PGMs), chromium, vanadium, gold and alumino-silicates.


  • Cement products do not burn, but high temperatures in fires could break down some of the calcium and alumino silicates of which they are composed, causing loss of strength.

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