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sol1 / sōl/ (also so) • n. Mus. (in solmization) the fifth note of a major scale. ∎  the note G in the fixed-do system. sol2 / säl; sôl/ • n. Chem. a fluid suspension of a colloidal solid in a liquid. sol3 / sōl; sôl/ (also nue·vo sol / ˈnwāvō/ ) • n. (pl. so·les / ˈsōlāz; ˈsôles/ ) the basic monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos. It replaced the inti in 1991.

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sol2 (mus.) fifth note of the scale in solmization. XIV. See UT.
Hence solfa set of syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) sung to the notes of the major scale XVI; as vb., repl. †solf(e) (XIV) — (O)F. solfier. So solfeggio exercise in which the solfa is employed. XVIII. — It. solmization XVIII. — F., f. solmiser, f. sol SOL2 + mi MI. See -IZE, -ATION.

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sol
1. Colloidal solution (see COLLOID) or dispersion of solid particles in a liquid, as in a completely fluid mud. Compare QUICK CLAY; and GEL.

2. One martian day (=24.7 hours).

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sol. The 5th degree (dominant) of major scale and so used (spelt soh) in Tonic Sol-fa. In many countries, where fixed-doh principles apply, it means the note G in any key, thus sol dièse is G♯ in Fr.

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sol1 sun; (alch.) gold XIV; (her.) or XVII. — L. sōl SUN
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Sol / säl; sōl/ Roman Mythol. the sun, esp. when personified as a god.

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SOL • abbr. vulgar slang shit out of luck.

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sol A colloidal solution, i.e. a suspension of particles intermediate in size between ordinary molecules (as in a solution) and coarse particles (as in a suspension). A jelly‐like sol is a gel.

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sol A colloid in which small solid particles are dispersed in a liquid continuous phase.

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