an assemblage of rocks, rich in silica and magnesium, that constitutes the lower layer of the earth's crust and is found beneath the ocean floors and the sial of continents.
- si·mat·ic [sahy-mat-ik], /saɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
Other definitions for sima (2 of 2)
the uppermost member of a full classical order, usually a cyma recta, representing a roof gutter; cymatium.
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How to use sima in a sentence
I know sima Samar, the chair of the human-rights commission there.
But rather than showing any signs of slowing down, when asked about her personal source of energy, sima had a ready answer.Crisis Group and Hillary Clinton Honor Women in Pursuit of Peace | Swanee Hunt | December 18, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let me tell you about Dr. sima Samar, one of three reported “finalists.”
We tore past Tsu-sima, an island in the Corea strait, and laughingly cleared the run down to Nagasaki.In Eastern Seas | J. J. Smith
But the little ship being minus several sheets of copper, we put in at the island of Tsu-sima to allow her effective repairs.In Eastern Seas | J. J. Smith
Rabbana Ashi (born 352, died 427) was the son of sima, and the descendant of an ancient family.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
The Batoko wife of sima came up from the Falls, to welcome her husband back, bringing a present of the best fruits of the country.
sima was the earlier name in the MS., but was erased by Linnus.
British Dictionary definitions for sima
the silicon-rich and magnesium-rich rocks of the earth's oceanic crust, the most abundant individual rock being basalt
the earth's continental lower crust, probably comprised of gabbro rather than basalt
- simatic (saɪˈmætɪk), adjective
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