rock mechanics

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of the mechanical behaviour of rocks, esp their strength, elasticity, permeability, porosity, density, and reaction to stress

Nearby words

  1. rock island,
  2. rock jasmine,
  3. rock jock,
  4. rock lobster,
  5. rock maple,
  6. rock melon,
  7. rock milk,
  8. rock of gibraltar,
  9. rock oil,
  10. rock pigeon

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