One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- variant of soh
A fluid suspension of a colloidal solid in a liquid.
- ‘Conversely, in areas where the silica was less concentrated, a gel would not form; rather, horizontal Uruguay bands would form by precipitation and settling out of silica crystallites from the aqueous sol.’
- ‘De Hevesy dissolved the medals in acid, creating a colloidal sol so dark it was virtually black.’
- ‘This concept does not entail the simultaneous existence of a silica gel and a sol, but rather a coexistence of short-chain silica polymers and monosilicic acid that condense to form quartz fibers.’
- ‘At this stage the mixture is known as a sol, and contains sufficient energy for the molecules to move freely in the mixture.’
- ‘Monoliths doped with azurin were prepared adding the protein to the buffer solution to be mixed with the sol.’
Late 19th century: abbreviation of solution.
The basic monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 cents. It replaced the inti in 1991.
- ‘Garcia merely printed more of them, so many that a new currency, the nuevo sol, had to be invented to erase the memory of the old one.’
- ‘The Peruvian Neuvo Sol is also known around the world as a commodity currency.’
- ‘Peru's sol reached a decade high against the dollar after its foreign-currency debt rating was raised to investment grade by Fitch Ratings yesterday, increasing the allure of the nation's securities.’
Spanish, literally ‘sun’.
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