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crystal
Axes of symmetry in the seven main crystal systems are depicted using different colors. Within each crystal, axes having the same color are of equal length.

crys·tal

 (krĭs′təl)
n.
1.
a. A homogenous solid formed by a repeating, three-dimensional pattern of atoms, ions, or molecules and having fixed distances between constituent parts.
b. The unit cell of such a pattern.
2. A mineral, especially a transparent form of quartz, having a crystalline structure, often characterized by external planar faces.
3.
a. A natural or synthetic crystalline material having piezoelectric or semiconducting properties.
b. An electronic device containing such a material, as one that provides access to a radio frequency.
4.
a. A high-quality, clear, colorless glass.
b. An object, especially a vessel or ornament, made of such glass.
c. Such objects considered as a group.
5. A clear glass or plastic protective cover for the face of a watch or clock.
6. Slang A stimulant drug, usually methamphetamine, in its powdered form.
adj.
Clear or transparent: a crystal lake; the crystal clarity of their reasoning. See Synonyms at clear.

[Middle English cristal, from Old French, from Latin crystallum, from Greek krustallos, ice, crystal; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]

crystal

(ˈkrɪstəl)
n
1. (Chemistry) a piece of solid substance, such as quartz, with a regular shape in which plane faces intersect at definite angles, due to the regular internal structure of its atoms, ions, or molecules
2. (Minerals) a single grain of a crystalline substance
3. anything resembling a crystal, such as a piece of cut glass
4. (Ceramics)
a. a highly transparent and brilliant type of glass, often used in cut-glass tableware, ornaments, etc
b. (as modifier): a crystal chandelier.
5. something made of or resembling crystal
6. (Ceramics) crystal glass articles collectively
7. (Electronics) electronics
a. a crystalline element used in certain electronic devices as a detector, oscillator, transducer, etc
b. (as modifier): crystal pick-up; crystal detector.
8. (Horology) a transparent cover for the face of a watch, usually of glass or plastic
9. (Chemistry) (modifier) of or relating to a crystal or the regular atomic arrangement of crystals: crystal structure; crystal lattice.
adj
resembling crystal; transparent: crystal water.
[Old English cristalla, from Latin crystallum, from Greek krustallos ice, crystal, from krustainein to freeze]

crys•tal

(ˈkrɪs tl)
n.
1. a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice.
2. the transparent form of crystallized quartz.
3. a solid body having a characteristic internal structure and enclosed by symmetrically arranged plane surfaces, intersecting at definite and characteristic angles.
4. a single grain or mass of a crystalline substance.
5. glass of fine quality and a high degree of brilliance.
6. glassware, esp. for the table and ornamental objects, made of such glass.
7. the glass or plastic cover over the face of a watch.
8. a quartz crystal shaped to vibrate at a particular frequency, used to control the frequency of an oscillator.
9. a piece of crystalline material thought to have or confer any of various special powers: healing crystals.
10. Slang. any stimulant drug in solid form, as methamphetamine.
adj.
11. of or composed of crystal.
12. resembling crystal; clear; transparent.
[before 1000; Middle English cristal(le), Old English cristalla < Medieval Latin cristallum, Latin crystallum < Greek krýstallos clear ice, rock crystal, derivative of krystaínein to freeze; see cryo-]
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crystal
Imaginary axes of symmetry in the seven main crystal systems are depicted using different colors. Within each crystal, axes having the same color are of equal length.

crys·tal

(krĭs′təl)
A solid composed of atoms, molecules, or ions arranged in regular patterns that are repeated throughout the structure to form a characteristic network. Crystals have straight edges and flat surfaces, and can occur in many sizes and shapes. ♦ The particular arrangement in space of these atoms, molecules, or ions, and the way in which they are joined is called a crystal lattice. There are seven crystal groups or systems. Each is defined on the basis of the geometrical arrangement of the crystal lattice.

crystalline adjective

crystal


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1. A mineral that has solidified with geometrically arranged atoms and external symmetry.
2. A substance with an orderly arrangement of atoms, ions or molecules in a regular geometrical shape.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structurecrystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
flake, snowflake - a crystal of snow
gemstone, gem, stone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
twins - (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2.crystal - a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
crystal counter - a counter tube in which an ionizing event increases conductivity
crystal detector - a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier
crystal microphone - a microphone in which sound waves vibrate a piezoelectric crystal that generates a varying voltage
crystal pickup - a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal
piezoelectric crystal - a crystal that can be used as a transducer
3.crystal - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
crystallite - any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
4.crystal - colorless glass made of almost pure silicacrystal - colorless glass made of almost pure silica
natural glass - magma of any composition that cooled very rapidly
silica, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide - a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
5.crystal - glassware made of quartz
glassware, glasswork - an article of tableware made of glass
6.crystal - a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece

crystal

noun
Related words
fear chrystallophobia
Translations
بَلُّوربِلَّوْرقريتقريسنَوع من الزُّجاج
krystalkřišťál
krystal
kristallikide
kristal
kristály
kristall
クリスタル水晶
수정
aiškiai suformuluoticukruotikristalaskristaliniskristalinis rutulys
kristāls
cristal
krištáľové sklokryštál
kristalkristalen
ledac
kristall
แก้วเจียระไน
pha lêtinh thể

crystal

[ˈkrɪstl]
A. Ncristal m
quartz/rock crystalcristal de roca
B. ADJ (= clear) [water, lake] → cristalino
C. CPD [glass, vase] → de cristal
crystal ball Nbola f de cristal
crystal set N (Rad) → receptor m de cristal

crystal

[ˈkrɪstəl]
n
(= glass) → cristal m
(= mineral) → cristal m
(CHEMISTRY)cristal m
modif [glass, bowl, chandelier] → de cristalcrystal ball nboule f de cristalcrystal-clear [ˌkrɪstəlˈklɪər] adj
[water] → clair(e) comme le cristal; [sound] → cristallin(e)
(= obvious) [message, explanation] → clair(e) comme de l'eau de roche

crystal

n (Chem, Rad) → Kristall m; (on watch) → (Uhr)glas nt; (= crystal glass)Kristall nt; (= quartz)(Quarz)kristall m
adj
(= crystalline)Kristall-, kristallin; (= like a crystal)kristallartig; (= crystal-glass)Kristall-, kristallen; (= quartz)Quarzkristall-
(fig) waterskristallklar, glasklar

crystal

:
crystal ball
nGlaskugel f; I don’t have a crystal (inf)ich bin (doch) kein Hellseher; you didn’t see that in your crystal, did you? (inf)das hast du wohl nicht vorausgesehen?
crystal-ball gazer
nHellseher(in) m(f)
crystal-ball gazing
nHellseherei f
crystal-clear
adj (lit, fig)glasklar, völlig klar, vollständig klar
crystal detector
n (Rad) → Kristalldetektor m
crystal gazer
nHellseher(in) m(f)
crystal gazing
nHellseherei f
adj all these crystal-gazing so-called expertsalle diese sogenannten Experten, die aus dem Kaffeesatz wahrsagen
crystal lattice
nKristallgitter nt

crystal

:
crystal meth
n (inf: = drug) → Thai-Pille f
crystal set
n (Rad) → Detektorempfänger m
crystal therapy
nEdelsteintherapie f

crystal

[ˈkrɪstl]
1. n (gen) → cristallo; (watch glass) → vetro
2. adj (glass, vase) → di cristallo; (clear, water, lake) → cristallino/a

crystal

(ˈkristl) noun
1. a small part of a solid substance (eg salt or ice) which has a regular shape.
2. a special kind of very clear glass. This bowl is made of crystal.
ˈcrystalline (-lain) adjective
(of minerals etc) formed into crystals. Salt is a crystalline substance.
ˈcrystallize, ˈcrystallise verb
1. to form (into) crystals. He crystallized the salt from the sea water.
2. to cover with a coating of sugar crystals. crystallized fruits.
3. to make or become definite or clear. He tried to crystallize his ideas.
ˌcrystalliˈzation, ˌcrystalliˈsation noun
crystal ball
a glass ball used in fortune-telling.
crystal clear
absolutely clear. My instructions were crystal clear.

crystal

بَلُّور krystal krystal Kristall κρύσταλλο cristal kristalli cristal kristal cristallo 水晶 수정 kristal krystall kryształ cristal кристалл kristall แก้วเจียระไน kristal pha lê 水晶

crys·tal

n. cristal, vidrio.

crystal

n cristal m; (fam, methamphetamine) metanfetamina, cristal (fam)
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