Science / Biology / Plate Tectonics: The movement of the plates that make up the surface of the Earth. The revolutionary paradigm in geology that the earths crust is composed of rigid segments (plates) in constant (although considered slow in a human-scale time frame) motion (tectonics) relative to each other.
Plate Noun Synonyms: layer, leaf, sheet, pane, panel, lamina, slab
Plate Adjective Synonyms: platter, dish, trencher, charger
Science / Geology / Tectonics: The study of the movements and deformation of the crust on a large scale, including epeirogeny, metamorphism, folding, faulting, and plate tectonics. MORE
Science / Biology / Platelets: In vertebrates, cell fragments that bud off from the megakaryocytes in the bone marrow; carry chemicals needed for blood clotting. Cell fragment functioning in blood clotting. MORE
Entertainment / Photography / Plates: Early photographic glass plates coated with emulsion. MORE
Entertainment / Photography / Quarterplate: Negative or print format measuring 3¼ x 4¼ inches. It's one quarter the size of a full plate (8½ x 6½ inches). MORE
Entertainment / Photography / Schumann Plate: Plate coated with an emulsion with so little gelatin content that the silver halide grains protrude above its surface. Used for photography in the ultraviolet region. MORE