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Whiteboard vs. Slate

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Whiteboardnoun

A writing board finished with a hard white material, which can be written upon using special non-permanent markers and subsequently wiped clean.

Slatenoun

A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.

Whiteboardnoun

A collaborative tool allowing several users to write and draw on the same shared display.

Slatenoun

(uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.

Whiteboard

A whiteboard (also known by the terms marker board, dry-erase board, dry-wipe board, and pen-board) is a glossy, usually white surface for making nonpermanent markings (an evolved version of the blackboard). Whiteboards are analogous to blackboards, but with a smoother surface allowing rapid marking and erasing of markings on their surface.

Slatenoun

(countable) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk or with a thin rod of slate (a slate pencil) formerly commonly used by younger children for writing practice in schools.

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Slatenoun

(countable) A roofing-tile made of slate.

Slatenoun

(countable) A record of money owed.

‘Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.’;

Slatenoun

A list of affiliated candidates for an election.

‘Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.’;

Slatenoun

An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.

Slatenoun

A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slateadjective

Having the bluish-grey/gray colour of slate.

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Slateverb

(transitive) To cover with slate.

‘The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.’;

Slateverb

To criticise harshly.

‘The play was slated by the critics.’;

Slateverb

To schedule.

‘The election was slated for November 2nd.’;

Slateverb

To anticipate or strongly expect.

‘The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.’;

Slateverb

To set a dog upon (a person).

Slatenoun

An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

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Slatenoun

Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

Slatenoun

A prepared piece of such stone.

Slatenoun

An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

Slatenoun

A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slatenoun

A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.

Slateverb

To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

Slateverb

To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

Slateverb

To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

Slatenoun

(formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

Slatenoun

thin layers of rock used for roofing

Slatenoun

a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

Slatenoun

a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices

Slateverb

designate or schedule;

‘He slated his talk for 9 AM’; ‘She was slated to be his successor’;

Slateverb

enter on a list or slate for an election;

‘He was slated for borough president’;

Slateverb

cover with slate;

‘slate the roof’;

Slate

Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock.

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