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Clued In #10 | Getting into the flow of things

 |  28 March 2020

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This time we pick a word that would be Greek to most of us non-physicists. But it still is a beautiful sort of word (as is, you could argue, anything that has logic in it).

 

The Hindu Cryptic #12894 | Neyartha | (9 Across)

Clue surface: Relating to the study of matter deformation by the man entering the cool rig at sea (9)

Answer: RHEOLOGIC

Definition: Relating to the study of matter deformation

Clue type: Anagram, insertion

Annotation: HE (pronoun for ‘the man’) is inserted into (indicated by ‘entering’) ROLOGIC, which is an anagram (indicated by ‘at sea’) of ‘cool rig’

The word is an adjective derived from ‘rheology’, which is the study of how specific substances flow and change form as they move. Think flubber sloshing about in a petri dish and you’ve got the idea.

 

rheologic

sounds like: ree-uh-law-jick

noun

— relating to the study of matter deformation and flow

Etymology: Greek rhéos meaning stream

 

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