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.
Late 19th century: abbreviation of solution.
(also nuevo sol)
noun (plural soles ˈsɒlɛzˈsəʊlɛz)
The basic monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 cents. 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.
Spanish, literally 'sun'.