allotrope


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al·lo·trope

 (ăl′ə-trōp′)
n.
A structurally differentiated form of an element that exhibits allotropy.

[Back-formation from allotropy.]

allotrope

(ˈæləˌtrəʊp)
n
(Chemistry) any of two or more physical forms in which an element can exist: diamond and graphite are allotropes of carbon.

al•lo•trope

(ˈæl əˌtroʊp)

n.
one of the two or more forms in which an allotropic element can exist.
[1885–90]

al·lo·trope

(ăl′ə-trōp′)
Any of several crystalline forms of a chemical element. Charcoal, graphite, and diamond are all allotropes of carbon.

allotrope

An elements (such as oxygen, which can exist in its normal form and as ozone) which can exist with different physical properties while in the same physical state.
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Noun1.allotrope - a structurally different form of an element; "graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon"
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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allotrope

allotrope

[ˈæləˌtrəʊp] nallotropo
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It all sounds pretty neat but graphene is not the first "new" form of carbon to be touted as revolutionary; it is the third allotrope of carbon to have emerged over the past 30 years.
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(208) (27) As the very title of Melville's domestic "novel of manners" suggests, Pierre; or, The Ambiguities is a genealogy that is remarkably proleptic of Nietzsche's and Foucault's (28) It is consciously intended to disclose that the ontological rock--(Pierre/Peter)--on which Saddle Meadows, the manorial estate he is destined to inherit, was built, or, to invoke its allotrope, the monument it has become in the wake of the founding of America (the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution) is, like Mansfield Park, a fiction--an act of discursive violence against the errant dynamics of temporality (its ambiguities)--that conceals the historical violence at its origin.
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An allotrope of carbon, and closely related to graphite, carbon nanotubes feature simple carbon-carbon bonds of varying length, and as a consequence have a remarkably high modulus of tensile strength.
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The development and launch of the first software to support the Allotrope Data Format, a standardized data format for the pharmaceutical industry that allows labs to transfer and share data across platforms, speeding up scientific collaboration and discovery.
This will also work alongside initiatives, such as Allotrope Foundation, to help make the process of standardisation seamless across disciplines.'
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