Ground glass

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Description

1) Fine particles of glass prepared by a grinding process. Ground glass particles are used as an abrasive in scouring compounds and in match-heads.

2) An opaque glass prepared by grinding, etching, or sand blasting the surface. The roughened surface of ground glass is used for privacy windows, glass mullers, stoppers in glass bottles and for diffusely reflective optical surfaces that evenly scatter light.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vidro moído (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971