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Main Entry: 1slate
Pronunciation: primarystressslamacrt
Function: noun
1 : a piece of construction material (as layered rock) prepared as a shingle for roofing and siding
2 : a dense fine-grained rock formed by compression of shales or other rocks that splits readily into thin layers or plates
3 : a tablet of material (as slate) used for writing on
4 a : a written or unwritten record (as of deeds) <started with a clean slate> b : a list of candidates for nomination or election
5 a : a dark purplish gray b : a gray similar in color to common roofing slate
- slate adjective
- slate·like /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective


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