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sectile

[sek-til] /ˈsɛk tɪl/
adjective
1.
capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
Origin of sectile
1710-1720
1710-20; < Latin sectilis cuttable, equivalent to sect(us) (past participle of secāre to cut; see saw1) + -ilis -ile
Related forms
sectility, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The Tablinum in the house of the vestals and the temple of Jupiter on the Capitol were paved with sectile mosaic.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • It is soft, sectile, readily scratched by the nail; its fracture is vitreous and conchoidal.

British Dictionary definitions for sectile

sectile

/ˈsɛktaɪl/
adjective
1.
able to be cut smoothly
Derived Forms
sectility (sɛkˈtɪlɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sectilis, from secāre to cut
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