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fissile

1. Brit capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of the impact of slow neutrons
2. US and Canadian capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of any process

fissile

[′fis·əl]
(geology)
Capable of being split along the line of the grain or cleavage plane.
(nucleonics)
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We initially included all the variables that characterize slate exploitability, namely, RQD, veins, crenulations, kink bands, sandy laminations, microfractures, pyrite, oxidation, and poor fissility. Taking this data and, considering slate exploitability as the response variable, we fitted a binary GLM, called GLM1.
Furthermore, the fabrics that are created by compaction and dewatering are generally described as 'fissility' (a penetrative fabric) rather than as a spaced, domainal foliation (Moon 1972).
Bedding-parallel fissility forms during compaction and may be associated with deformation as well (Curtis et al.