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sol1

[sohl] /soʊl/
noun, Music.
1.
the syllable used for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone G.
Also, so.
Compare sol-fa (def 1).
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Latin solve; see gamut

sol2

[sohl, sol] /soʊl, sɒl/
noun
1.
a former coin and money of account of France, the 20th part of a livre and equal to 12 deniers: originally gold, later silver, finally copper, it was discontinued in 1794.
Also, sou.
Compare solidus1 (def 2).
Origin
1575-85; < Old French sol < Late Latin solidus solidus; compare Italian soldo, Spanish sueldo

sol3

[sohl, sol; Spanish sawl] /soʊl, sɒl; Spanish sɔl/
noun, plural sols Spanish, soles
[saw-les] /ˈsɔ lɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos.
Abbreviation: S.
2.
Also called libra. a former gold coin of Peru.
Origin
1880-85; < American Spanish: sun, Spanish < Latin sōl

sol4

[sawl, sol] /sɔl, sɒl/
noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
a fluid colloidal solution.
Compare aerosol, gel.
Origin
shortened form of hydrosol

Sol

[sol] /sɒl/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman god personifying the sun.
2.
the sun, personified by the Romans as a god.
3.
a male given name, form of Solomon.
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British Dictionary definitions for sols

sol1

/sɒl/
noun
1.
(music) another name for soh
Word Origin
C14: see gamut

sol2

/səʊl/
noun
1.
short for new sol
2.
a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: solidus

sol3

/sɒl/
noun
1.
a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
Word Origin
C20: shortened from hydrosol

sol4

/sɒl/
noun
1.
(astronomy) a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours
Word Origin
C20: from Latin sōl the sun

Sol

/sɒl/
noun
1.
the Roman god personifying the sun Greek counterpart Helios
2.
a poetic word for the sun
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Word Origin and History for sols

Sol

n.

"the sun personified," mid-15c. (also in Old English), from Latin sol "the sun, sunlight," from PIE *s(e)wol-, variant of root *saewel- "the sun" (cf. Sanskrit suryah, Avestan hvar "sun, light, heavens;" Greek helios; Lithuanian saule; Old Church Slavonic slunice; Gothic sauil, Old English sol "sun," swegl "sky, heavens, the sun;" Welsh haul, Old Cornish heuul, Breton heol "sun;" Old Irish suil "eye").

The PIE element -*el- in the root originally was a suffix and had an alternative form -*en-, yielding *s(u)wen-, source of English sun (n.). French soleil (10c.) is from Vulgar Latin *soliculus, diminutive of sol; in Vulgar Latin diminutives had the full meaning of their principal words.

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sols in Medicine

sol (sôl, sōl)
n.
A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sols

SoHo

noun

The area in New York City that is located south of Houston Street (1970s+)


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Related Abbreviations for sols

SOL

shit out of luck
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Encyclopedia Article for sols

sol

in physical chemistry, a colloid (aggregate of very fine particles dispersed in a continuous medium) in which the particles are solid and the dispersion medium is fluid. If the dispersion medium is water, the colloid may be called a hydrosol; and if air, an aerosol. Lyophobic (Greek: "liquid-hating") sols are characterized by particles that are not strongly attracted to molecules of the dispersion medium and that are relatively easily coagulated and precipitated. Lyophilic ("liquid-loving") sols are more stable and more closely resemble true solutions. Many sols are intermediate between lyophobic and lyophilic types. Compare gel.

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