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The science of crystal structure and phenomena.

crys′tal·log′ra·pher n.
crys′tal·lo·graph′ic (-lə-grăf′ĭk), crys′tal·lo·graph′i·cal adj.
crys′tal·lo·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(Chemistry) the science concerned with the formation, properties, and structure of crystals
ˌcrystalˈlographer n
crystallographic adj
ˌcrystalloˈgraphically adv


(ˌkrɪs tlˈɒg rə fi)

the study of crystallization and the forms and structure of crystals.
crys`tal•log′ra•pher, n.
crys`tal•lo•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) crys`tal•lo•graph′i•cal, adj.
crys`tal•lo•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.


the science that studies crystallization and the forms and structures of crystals. — crystallographer, n.crystallographic, crystallographical, adj.
See also: Physics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crystallography - the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
monoclinic - having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection; "monoclinic system"
anorthic, triclinic - having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles; "triclinic system"


[ˌkrɪstəˈlɒgrəfɪ] Ncristalografía f


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It covers new concepts in mathematical crystallography, experimental methods capitalizing on symmetry aspects, nonconventional applications such as Fourier crystallography, and concepts and techniques behind the Landau theory of phase transitions.
Jean Baptiste Louis Rome de l'Isle and Hauy were the two most influential mineral collectors and mineralogists in Paris in the late 1700's, and are together acknowledged as the founders of modern mathematical crystallography.
Rene Just Hauy holds an exalted position in the history of mineralogy as the founder of mathematical crystallography.

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