Geode meaning

jē'ōd'
A hollow, usually spheroidal rock with crystals lining the inside wall.
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A globular stone having a cavity lined with inward-growing crystals or layers of silica.
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A small, hollow, usually rounded rock lined on the inside with inward-pointing crystals. Geodes form when mineral-rich water entering a cavity in a rock undergoes a sudden change in pressure or temperature, causing crystals to form from the solution and line the cavity's walls.
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A nodule of stone having a cavity lined with mineral or crystal matter on the inside wall.
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A family of X86-based microprocessors from AMD. Natively running Windows and Linux applications, the 32-bit Geode chips are used in embedded systems due to their low power requirements. The Geode was originally launched in 1999 by National Semiconductor, using a processor core from Cyrix after the two companies merged in 1997. In 2003, AMD acquired the Geode series. See x86 and AMD.
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Origin of geode

  • French géode from Latin geōdēs a precious stone from Greek earthlike earth -ōdēs adj. suff. collodion
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French géode, from Latin geodes, from Ancient Greek γεώδης (geōdēs) "earthlike"
    From Wiktionary