Definitions

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  • adj. Of or like schist; schistose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Schistose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as schistose.
  • Pertaining to schismata, or based upon an allowance for the difference of a schisma: as, a schistic system of tuning.

Etymologies

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schist +‎ -ic

Examples

  • However, in general, slopes yield less sediment to streams after disturbance than in nearby granitic and schistic areas.

    Ecoregions of Idaho (EPA)

  • Ha Long is a large bay with a multitude of limestone | rocks emerging from the Hon Gai Sea, schistic islands from the Cam Pha Sea and a limited number of earth islands formed from decayed lateritic mountains.

    Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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  • Schistic also means "dividing, divisive, analytical" (Oxford English Dictionary).

    June 29, 2011