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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

VEIN
A layer, seam, or narrow irregular body of mineral material different from the surrounding formation
VEIN CUT
A cut into quarried stone perpendicular to the natural bedding plane
VENEER
An interior or exterior stone wall covering layer
VITRIFICATION
The condition resulting when kiln temperatures are so high as to fuse grains and close pores of a clay product, making the mass impervious
VOUSSOIR
One of the stones in an arch between the impost and keystone
VUG
A cavity in rock; sometimes lines or filled with either amorphous or crystalline material; common in calcareous rocks such as marble or limestone