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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sil"i*ca
Silicon dioxide, SiO�. It constitutes ordinary quartz (also opal and tridymite), and is artifically prepared as a very fine, white, tasteless, inodorous powder.

Etymology: NL., from L. silex silics, a flint

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  1. A white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite

Origin: 1585–95; in Latin silex (“hard stone, flint”). Subsequently, silicon was identified by the chemist Antoine Lavoisier in 1787 as a component element of the silex or silicis. Compare silicate.

  1. Silicon dioxide.
  2. Any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.

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Fun Facts about the name Silica

  • When was the first name Silica first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Silica is Friday, March 2nd, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Silica? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Silica. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Silica: Your name in reverse order is Acilis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iilsac. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Silica born Feb 11, 1954

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.