quartz crystal


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quartz crystal

n.
1. A small crystal of quartz accurately cut along certain axes so that it can be vibrated at a particular frequency, used for its piezoelectric properties to produce an electric signal of constant known frequency.
2. Any of several crystalline forms of quartz.

quartz crystal

n
(Electronics) a thin plate or rod cut in certain directions from a piece of piezoelectric quartz and accurately ground so that it vibrates at a particular frequency
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Noun1.quartz crystal - a thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequencyquartz crystal - a thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequency; used in crystal oscillators
quartz - a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities
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