Science / Geology / Clay: A clastic mineral particle of any composition that has a grain size smaller than 1/256 mm. The term is also used in reference to a broad category of hydrous silicate minerals in which the silica tetrahedrons are arranged into sheets.
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Clayton Act

Business / Agriculture / Clayton Act: A 1914 law that supplemented the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 by clarifying market activities (including those in agriculture) considered to be monopolistic or trade-restraining. The Capper-Volstead MORE

Clayden Effect

Entertainment / Photography / Clayden Effect: Desensitizing of an emulsion by means of exposure to a strong, brief flash of light. MORE

Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil)

Science / Geology / Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil): A clay soil that expands when water is added and contracts when it dries out. This volume change when in contact with buildings, roadways, or underground utilities can cause severe damage. MORE

Antitrust Laws

Business / Finance / Antitrust Laws: Legislation established by the federal government to prevent the formation of monopolies and to regulate trade. MORE

Federal Trade Commission Act

Health / Health Insurance / Federal Trade Commission Act: A federal act which established the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and gave the FTC power to work with the Department of Justice to enforce the Clayton Act. The primary function of the FTC is to regul MORE

Capper-Volstead Act

Business / Agriculture / Capper-Volstead Act: P.L. 67-146 (February 18, 1922), with a bit of exaggeration, is sometimes called the Magna Carta of Cooperation. The law was passed in response to challenges made against cooperatives using the Sherma MORE