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gran·ite

granite

 
pronunciation:
grae niht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a coarse-grained igneous rock usu. composed of silica-rich minerals such as quartz, feldspar, and small amounts of mica or amphibole, commonly used for building, sculpture, and the like.
The statue was sculpted out of granite.Granite was used for the building's columns.
 
definition 2: exceptional hardness or toughness, as of will or purpose.
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derivation: granitic (adj.)
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