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shalenoun [U]

uk   us   /ʃeɪl/
a ​type of ​soft, ​greyrock, usually ​formed from ​clay that has ​become hard, that ​breakseasily into ​thinlayers
(Definition of shale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shalenoun [U]

 us   /ʃeɪl/
earth science a ​type of ​rock consisting of ​solidmaterial that has been ​pressed into ​thinlayers
(Definition of shale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shale”
in Spanish esquistos…
in Vietnamese đá phiến…
in Malaysian shal…
in Thai หินน้ำมัน…
in French schiste (bitumineux)…
in German der Schiefer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 页岩(易于裂成板片的软岩石)…
in Indonesian serpih, batuan endapan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頁岩(易於裂成板片的軟岩石)…
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