Sand definition

Sand means a soil particle; this term also refers to a type of soil texture. As a soil particle, sand consists of individual rock or mineral particles in soils having diameters ranging from 0.05 to 2.0 millimeters. As a soil texture, sand is soil that is comprised of 85 percent or more sand particles, with the percentage of silt plus 1.5 times the percentage of clay particles comprising less than 15 percent.
Sand means soil material that contains 85 percent or more of sand; the percentage of silt plus 1.5 times the percentage of clay shall not exceed 15.
Sand means individual mineral particles in a soil that range in diameter from the upper limit of silt (0.05 millimeters to 2.0 millimeters).

Examples of Sand in a sentence

  • Sand and gravel are extracted from four deposits for use in construction (HELCOM, 1999, p.

  • Lefter and Sand (2011) argue that the increase in job polarisation in the United States in the 1990s relative to the 1980s is due to a change in the occupational classification that leads to systematic occupational mismatch.

  • The following uses have a direct impact on marine resources:– Extraction of North Sea oil and natural gas.– Sand and shingle extraction for construction and coastal protection.– Coastal and offshore fisheries.– Mariculture (production of fish, mussels, algae, etc.).The economic benefit to these sectors is relatively easy to estimate.

  • Sand and gravel are usually extracted from shallower areas of the southern North Sea.

  • Gravel Resources claimed Salt River Sand & Rock failed to report all materials it removed and that it underpaid the royalties.


More Definitions of Sand

Sand means mineral material with a size range between two (2) and one-sixteenth (1/16) millimeter diameter.
Sand means and includes ordinary sand, other than sand used for prescribed purposes, along with the stones, boulders, pebbles and gravels accumulated in the riverbed by natural phenomenon. Sand shall be referred to as one of the minor minerals specified at serial no. XXVII in the Gazette of India dated 10th February 2015.
Sand means a soil material composed by weight of at least 90 percent of soil particles ranging in size between 0.05 and 2.0 mm or 0.002 inches and 0.08 inches.
Sand means soil material that contains 85 percent or more of sand; the percentage of silt plus
Sand means any kind of sand sold, conveyed or otherwise dealt with in the course of trade and includes foundry moulding sand used, or intended to be used, or capable or being used for road or building construction or for agricultural, horticultural or gardening purposes;
Sand means a particle size category consisting of mineral particles which are between 0.05 and
Sand means streambed or streambank material with a diameter of 0.1 mm to 0.4 mm;