slate

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a hard metamorphic rock which splits easily along cleavage lines, used especially for making roofs

Construction

  • A fine-grained metamorphic rock possessing a well-developed fissility (slaty cleavage) usually not parallel to the bedding planes of the rock.

Media Studies

  • noun the list of major films that are to be produced during a single production period

Politics

  • noun a list of candidates for a position

Slang

  • verb to insult, denigrate. As used by adolescents since 2000, the standard colloquialism (originally a northern English dialect word meaning to harass or hurt) has stronger, more personal overtones.
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