Definition of comminution in English:


Line breaks: com|min|ution
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] technical
  • The action of reducing a material, especially a mineral ore, to minute particles or fragments: new comminution processes
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    • Surgical intervention is recommended for fractures that have large fragments, significant displacement, or comminution.
    • Preliminary treatment includes such operations as flow equalization, screening, comminution, grease removal, flow measurement, and grit removal.
    • It is likely that this is a result of their being much more resistant to abrasion and comminution in moderately coarse-grained, higher-energy environments.

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