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end member

noun, Mineralogy
1.
either of two pure compounds occurring in various proportions in a series of solid solutions that comprises a mineral group.
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  • Either end member can present special difficulties to hydrogeologic and contaminant transport characterization.
  • The low frequency end member of the em methods, which uses essentially direct current, is called the resistivity method.

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