crystal lattice


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crystal lattice

n.
A geometric arrangement of the points in space at which the atoms, molecules, or ions of a crystal occur. Also called space lattice.

crystal lattice

n
(Chemistry) the regular array of points about which the atoms, ions, or molecules composing a crystal are centred

lat•tice

(ˈlæt ɪs)

n., v. -ticed, -tic•ing. n.
1. a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usu. arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
2. a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.
3. an arrangement in space of isolated points in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.
4. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.
v.t.
5. to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
6. to form into a lattice.
[1350–1400; Middle English latis < Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath < Germanic; see lath]
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Noun1.crystal lattice - a 3-dimensional geometric arrangement of the atoms or molecules or ions composing a crystal
lattice - an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
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