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Asphalt vs. Pavement — What's the Difference?

Asphalt vs. Pavement — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Asphalt and Pavement

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Asphalt

Asphalt, also known as bitumen (UK: , US: ), is a sticky, black, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch.
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Pavement

A hard smooth surface, especially of a public area or thoroughfare, that will bear travel.
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Asphalt

A mixture of dark bituminous pitch with sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, etc.
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Pavement

The material with which such a surface is made.
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Asphalt

Surface with asphalt.
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Pavement

Chiefly British A sidewalk.
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Asphalt

See bitumen.
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Pavement

A paved surface; a hard covering on the ground.
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Asphalt

A mixture of bitumen with crushed stone gravel or sand, used for paving or roofing.
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Pavement

A paved path, for the use of pedestrians, located at the side of a road.
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Asphalt

To pave or coat with asphalt.
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Pavement

A paving (paved part) of a road or other thoroughfare; the roadway or road surface.
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Asphalt

A sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid, composed almost entirely of bitumen, that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits.
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Pavement

The paved part of an area other than a road or sidewalk, such as a cobblestone plaza, asphalt schoolyard or playground, or parking lot.
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Asphalt

Ellipsis of asphalt concrete, a hard ground covering used for roads and walkways.
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Pavement

(architecture) The interior flooring of a church sanctuary, between the communion rail and the altar.
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Asphalt

(transitive) To pave with asphalt.
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Pavement

That with which anything is paved; a floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make a hard and convenient surface for travel; a paved road or sidewalk; a decorative interior floor of tiles or colored bricks.
The riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold.
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Asphalt

Mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, or compact native bitumen. It is brittle, of a black or brown color and high luster on a surface of fracture; it melts and burns when heated, leaving no residue. It occurs on the surface and shores of the Dead Sea, which is therefore called Asphaltites, or the Asphaltic Lake. It is found also in many parts of Asia, Europe, and America. See Bitumen.
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Pavement

To furnish with a pavement; to pave.
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Asphalt

A composition of bitumen, pitch, lime, and gravel, used for forming pavements, and as a water-proof cement for bridges, roofs, etc.; asphaltic cement. Artificial asphalt is prepared from coal tar, lime, sand, etc.
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Pavement

The paved surface of a thoroughfare
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Asphalt

To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.
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Pavement

Material used to pave an area
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Asphalt

Mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
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Pavement

Walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
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Asphalt

A dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
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Asphalt

Cover with tar or asphalt;
Asphalt the driveway
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