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1) composition, in art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...composition, in art, in art, the organization of forms and colors within the work of art. In traditional sculpture this means the arrangement of masses and planes....

2) tartaric acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The dextro- and levo- forms are optically active; the meso- form is optically inactive, as is racemic acid, a mixture of equal parts of the dextro- and levo- forms....

3) hygrometer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The temperature at which dew or frost forms is a measure of the absolute humidity-the weight of water vapor per unit volume of air or other gas at the temperature...

4) bone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The inorganic, or mineral, content of bone is mainly calcium, phosphate and carbonate minerals. The organic content is a gelatinous material called collagen. As the...

5) polymorphism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Calcium carbonate is dimorphous (two forms), crystallizing as calcite or aragonite. Titanium dioxide is trimorphous; its three forms are brookite, anatase (or octahedrite),...

6) polyp and medusa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cnidaria (the coelenterates). Some animals of this group are always polyps, some are always medusae, and some exhibit both a polyp and a medusa stage in their life...

7) sculpture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...See also articles on special techniques, e.g., model and modeling. 2 Techniques and MaterialsSculpture embraces such varied techniques as modeling, carving, casting,...

8) seaweed. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Simpler forms, consisting of one cell (e.g., the diatom) or of a few cells, are not generally called seaweeds; these tiny plants help to make up plankton. The more...

9) carbon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Properties and IsotopesCarbon is found free in nature in at least four distinct forms (see allotropy). One form, graphite, is a very soft, dark gray or black, lustrous...

10) cornice. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term is also employed for any projection on a wall that is provided to throw rainwater off the face of the building. The cornice undoubtedly had its origin in...

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