Definition of schist
: a metamorphic crystalline rock that has a closely foliated structure and can be split along approximately parallel planes
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There are many culprits: population density, the nature of the schist, the desire to appease the neighbors, the size of the stations, which the M.T.A. attributes to ever more stringent fire and safety regulations.
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Origin and Etymology of schist
French schiste, from Latin schistos (lapis), literally, fissile stone, from Greek schistos that may be split, from schizein
First Known Use: circa 1782See Words from the same year
SCHIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of schist for English Language Learners
: a type of rock that can be broken into thin, flat pieces
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