liquid crystal


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liquid crystal

n.
Any of various liquids in which the atoms or molecules are regularly arrayed along one or two dimensions, the order giving rise to optical properties, such as anisotropic scattering, associated with the crystals.

liquid crystal

n
(Elements & Compounds) a liquid that has some crystalline characteristics, such as the presence of different optical properties in different directions; a substance in a mesomorphic state. See also smectic, nematic

liq′uid crys′tal


n.
a liquid having certain crystalline characteristics, esp. different optical properties in different directions when exposed to an electric field, used in electronic displays.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.liquid crystal - a liquid exhibiting properties of a crystal that are not shown by ordinary liquids
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
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