Debris vs Talus - What's the difference?

debris | talus |


As nouns the difference between debris and talus

is that debris is while talus is talus; anklebone.

debris

English

Alternative forms

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Noun

(-)
  • Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=December 21, author=David M. Halbfinger, Charles V. Bagli and Sarah Maslin Nir, title=On Ravaged Coastline, It’s Rebuild Deliberately vs. Rebuild Now, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=His neighbors were still ripping out debris . But Mr. Ryan, a retired bricklayer who built his house by hand 30 years ago only to lose most of it to Hurricane Sandy, was already hard at work rebuilding. }}
  • Litter and discarded refuse.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=[The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].}}
  • The ruins of a broken-down structure
  • (geology) Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.
  • Anagrams

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    talus

    English

    (wikipedia talus)

    Alternative forms

    * tallus

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl).

    Noun

    (tali)
  • (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
  • Synonyms
    * (l) * (l)
    Derived terms
    * (l)
    See also
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • (geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
  • * 1994 , Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing ,
  • By the time he reached the first talus slides under the tall escarpments of the Pilares the dawn was not far to come.
  • (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
  • References
    * William Duane, A Military Dictionary, p. 179. *

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