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crys·tal·line

 (krĭs′tə-lĭn, -līn′, -lēn′)
adj.
1. Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
2. Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline. See Synonyms at clear.

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

crys′tal·lin′i·ty (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

crystalline

(ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having the characteristics or structure of crystals
2. (Geological Science) consisting of or containing crystals
3. made of or like crystal; transparent; clear
crystallinity n

crys•tal•line

(ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin)

adj.
1. of or like crystal; clear; transparent.
2. formed by crystallization.
3. composed of crystals.
4. pertaining to crystals or their formation.
[1350–1400; Middle English cristal(l)yn(e) < Latin crystallinus < Greek krystállinos]
crys`tal•lin′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crystalline - consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals; "granite is crystalline"
noncrystalline - not crystalline
2.crystalline - distinctly or sharply outlined; "crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
3.crystalline - transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"

crystalline

adjective
1. Free from what obscures or dims:
2. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
Translations
بلّوري
krystalický
krystallisk
kristalni
kristályos
kristallaîur
kristāliskakristālisks
kryštalický
kristallerden oluşan

crystalline

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪn] ADJcristalino

crystalline

[ˈkrɪstəlaɪn] adj
(CHEMISTRY)cristallin(e)
(literary) [water, air] → cristallin(e)

crystalline

adjkristallin; crystalline lens(Augen)linse f

crystalline

[ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn] adjcristallino/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.

crys·tal·line

a. cristalino-a, transparente.

crystalline

adj cristalino
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