Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3

sol1

noun

Pronunciation:

sol

/sɒl/

Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3

sol2

noun

Chemistry
  • 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.’
    • ‘Monoliths doped with azurin were prepared adding the protein to the buffer solution to be mixed with the sol.’
    • ‘De Hevesy dissolved the medals in acid, creating a colloidal sol so dark it was virtually black.’
    • ‘At this stage the mixture is known as a sol, and contains sufficient energy for the molecules to move freely in the mixture.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation of solution.

Pronunciation:

sol

/sɒl/

Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3

sol3

(also nuevo sol)

noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 cents. It replaced the inti in 1991.

    • ‘The Peruvian Neuvo Sol is also known around the world as a commodity currency.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Spanish, literally sun.

Pronunciation:

sol

/sɒl/

Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3

Sol

proper noun

Roman Mythology
  • The sun, especially when personified as a god.

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Sol

/sɒl/