Parting

Definition of Parting

Par´ting   Pronunciation: pärt´ĭng
a.1.Serving to part; dividing; separating.
2.Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute.
3.Departing.
4.Admitting of being parted; partible.
Parting fellow
a partner.
Parting pulley
See under Pulley.
- Chaucer.
Parting sand
(Founding) dry, nonadhesive sand, sprinkled upon the partings of a mold to facilitate the separation.
Parting strip
(Arch.) in a sash window, one of the thin strips of wood let into the pulley stile to keep the sashes apart; also, the thin piece inserted in the window box to separate the weights.
Parting tool
(Mach.) a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for cutting a piece in two.
n.1.The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.
2.A separation; a leave-taking.
And there were sudden partings, such as press
The life from out young hearts.
- Byron.
3.A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.
4.(Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
5.(Chem.) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
6.(Geol.) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
7.(Naut.) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
8.(Min.) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellæ.

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