- A number that measures quantity of matter. It is obtained on earth's surface by dividing weight of a body
by acceleration due to gravity.
Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982.
Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
- a. The quantity of matter in a body, obtained by dividing the weight of
the body by the acceleration due to gravity.
b. A large irregular deposit of ore, which cannot be recognized as a vein
or bed. See also: nontabular deposit
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