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Definition of Cleavage

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splitting, rupturing; division, separation (between opinions, beliefs, etc.); area between a woman's breasts
Cleavage Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum, affording more or less smooth surfaces; the direction of the dividing plane; a fragment obtained by cleaving, as of a diamond. See Parting.
  
(n.)
The act of cleaving or splitting.
  
(n.)
Division into laminae, like slate, with the lamination not necessarily parallel to the plane of deposition; -- usually produced by pressure.
  
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cleavage
\cleav"age\ (?), n.
1. the act of cleaving or splitting.
2. (crystallog.) the quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum, affording more or less smooth surfaces; the direction of the dividing plane; a fragment obtained by cleaving, as of a diamond. see parting.
3. (geol.) division into lamin?, like slate, with the lamination not necessarily parallel to the plane of deposition; -- usually produced by pressure.


  similar words(8) 



 lateral cleavage 
 pudendal cleavage 
 diagonal cleavage 
 dodecahedral cleavage 
 basal cleavage 
 cell cleavage 
 cubic cleavage 
 prismatic cleavage 
Australian Slang
top of the buttocks exposed
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the state of being split or cleft
(hypernym) state
2. the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules
(hypernym) chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
3. (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
(synonym) segmentation
(hypernym) cell division, cellular division
(part-holonym) pregnancy, gestation, maternity
(classification) embryology
4. the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
(hypernym) area, region
5. the act of cleaving or splitting
(hypernym) division
(derivation) cleave, split, rive
Cleavage Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
The ability of a mineral or rock to split along predetermined planes.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
: The ability of a mineral or rock to split along predetermined planes.
Mineralogy Database
Definition
If a mineral is strained beyond its elastic limits, it will break. If it breaks irregularly then it shows fracture, if it breaks along regular surfaces related to the crystal structure then it shows cleavage. This cleavage depends on weaknesses in the crystalline make-up of the mineral and is a diagnostic property which can reveal additional information about the mineral.
Table of Cleavage Types Used in this Database
Materials Science and Engineering Glossary of Terms
transcrystalline fracture along specific crystallographic planes; usually associated with low-energy fracture; may exhibit river patterns and/or tongues.
Cleavage Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Cleavage may refer to:
  • Cleavage (breasts), partial exposure of the separation between a woman's breasts.
    • Cleavage enhancement, methods of making a person's breast cleavage look more substantial than it really is.
  • Buttock cleavage, minor exposure of the buttocks and the gluteal cleft between them
  • Toe cleavage, partial exposure of a woman's toes in shoes
  • Cleavage (crystal), in mineralogy and materials science, is a process of splitting a single crystal.
  • Cleavage (geology), Foliation perpendicular to stress as a result of ductile deformation. e.g. shales (shists)
  • Cleavage (embryo), in embryology, is the division of cells in the early embryo.
  • Cleavage (fiber), in optical fibers.
  • Teeth cleavage or tooth cleavage, slang for Diastema (dentistry), the gap between a person's two front teeth.
  • In cell biology, the Cleavage furrow is the indentation that begins the process of cleavage, by which animal cells undergo cytokinesis.
  • Bond cleavage in chemistry and biochemistry
  • Cleavage (politics) The divisions of society that cause people to vote differently
  • Cleavage (molecular biology), cutting of the 3' signaling region from a newly synthesized pre-messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) molecule in the process of gene transcription.

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Cleavage Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. ngech - women's cleavage