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’.
proper nounRoman Mythology
The sun, especially when personified as a god.starView synonyms
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