Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3Sol4SOL5

sol1

(also so)

Pronunciation /sōl/ /soʊl/

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noun

  • 1Music
    (in solmization) the fifth note of a major scale.

    1. 1.1The note G in the fixed-do system.

Origin

Middle English sol representing (as an arbitrary name for the note) the first syllable of solve, taken from a Latin hymn (see solmization).

Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3Sol4SOL5

sol2

Pronunciation /säl/ /sɑl/ /sôl/ /sɔl/

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noun

Chemistry
  • A fluid suspension of a colloidal solid in a liquid.

    ‘De Hevesy dissolved the medals in acid, creating a colloidal sol so dark it was virtually black.’
    • ‘Conversely, in areas where the silica was less concentrated, a gel would not form; rather, horizontal Uruguay bands would form by precipitation and settling out of silica crystallites from the aqueous sol.’
    • ‘This concept does not entail the simultaneous existence of a silica gel and a sol, but rather a coexistence of short-chain silica polymers and monosilicic acid that condense to form quartz fibers.’
    • ‘Monoliths doped with azurin were prepared adding the protein to the buffer solution to be mixed with the sol.’
    • ‘At this stage the mixture is known as a sol, and contains sufficient energy for the molecules to move freely in the mixture.’

Origin

Late 19th century abbreviation of solution.

Main definitions of sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3Sol4SOL5

sol3

(also nuevo sol)

Pronunciation /sōl/ /soʊl/ /sôl/ /sɔl/

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nounsoles

  • The basic monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos. It replaced the inti in 1991.

    ‘Garcia merely printed more of them, so many that a new currency, the nuevo sol, had to be invented to erase the memory of the old one.’
    • ‘Peru's sol reached a decade high against the dollar after its foreign-currency debt rating was raised to investment grade by Fitch Ratings yesterday, increasing the allure of the nation's securities.’
    • ‘The Peruvian Neuvo Sol is also known around the world as a commodity currency.’

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘sun’.

Pronunciation

sol

/sōl/ /soʊl/ /sôl/ /sɔl/

Main definitions of Sol in English

: sol1sol2sol3Sol4SOL5

Sol4

Pronunciation /säl/ /sɑl/ /sôl/ /sɔl/

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proper noun

Roman Mythology
  • The sun, especially when personified as a god.

    star

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

Sol

/säl/ /sɑl/ /sôl/ /sɔl/

Main definitions of SOL in English

: sol1sol2sol3Sol4SOL5

SOL5

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abbreviation

vulgar slang
  • Shit out of luck.