What is solid?

  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "Solid ground"
    Synonyms: firm
    See also — Additional definitions below

Solid

Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a liquid, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a gas does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice (crystalline solids, which include metals and ordinary water ice) or irregularly (an amorphous solid such as common window glass).

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Farmer Cheese
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Voided Biaxial Slab - Theory
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Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy) - Gameplay
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Einstein Solid
... The Einstein solid is a model of a solid based on two assumptions Each atom in the lattice is an independent 3D quantum harmonic oscillator All atoms oscillate with the same frequency (contrast with the ...
Solid Mechanics
... Solid mechanics is the branch of mechanics, physics, and mathematics that concerns the behavior of solid matter under external actions (e.g ... One of the most common practical applications of solid mechanics is the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation ... Solid mechanics extensively uses tensors to describe stresses, strains, and the relationship between them ...

More definitions of "solid":

  • (noun): A substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure.
  • (adj): Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous.
    Example: "Ice is water in the solid state"
  • (adj): Of good quality and condition; solidly built.
    Example: "A solid foundation"
    Synonyms: strong, substantial
  • (adj): Of one substance or character throughout.
    Example: "Solid gold"; "a solid color"; "carved out of solid rock"
  • (noun): The state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape.
    Synonyms: solidness
  • (adj): Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks.
    Example: "A solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"
  • (adj): Entirely of one substance with no holes inside.
    Example: "Solid silver"; "a solid block of wood"
  • (adj): Acting together as a single undiversified whole.
    Example: "A solid voting bloc"
    Synonyms: unanimous
  • (adj): Of good substantial quality.
    Example: "Solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"
  • (adj): Incapable of being seen through.
    Example: "Solid blackness"
  • (noun): A three-dimensional shape.
  • (adj): Having three dimensions.
    Example: "A solid object"

Famous quotes containing the word solid:

    Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Miss Western: Tell me, child, what objections can you have to the young gentleman?
    Sophie: A very solid objection, in my opinion. I hate him.
    Miss Western: Well, I have known many couples who have entirely disliked each other, lead very comfortable, genteel lives.
    John Osborne (1929–1994)

    In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)