marble

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a form of limestone that has been metamorphosed, used especially in building and sculpture as it can be polished to give a flat shiny surface

Construction

  • A metamorphic rock, chiefly calcium carbonate, with various impurities that give it distinctive colors. Marble is used in the architectural facing of both interior and exterior walls.

Publishing

  • verb to colour paper with a swirling pattern of colours, similar to patterns on marble
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