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Noun1.crystallisation - the formation of crystalscrystallisation - the formation of crystals    
chemical phenomenon - any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
efflorescence, bloom - a powdery deposit on a surface
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kristallamyndun, kristöllun


(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.
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References in classic literature ?
Great rents and splits branched out in the solid walls, like crystallisation; stupefied birds wheeled about and dropped into the furnace; four fierce figures trudged away, East, West, North, and South, along the night- enshrouded roads, guided by the beacon they had lighted, towards their next destination.
However, two projects commissioned by Pontio through the Synthesis initiative will take a closer look at the natural phenomenon of salt crystallisation and bird flight, and explore both the science behind them and the beauty and art that can be found by delving a little deeper.
The incident occurred yesterday morning when 19 students, with the assistance of a teacher, were conducting an experiment on the iodine crystallisation process.
She told Net-a-Porter's magazine, PorterEdit: "Cancer finally crystallised my priorities, which didn't really need that much crystallisation.
What we are seeing now is the crystallisation of a failed pipe-dream that was never going to work.
Situated in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, the mill's distributed control system (DCS) system for the juice preparation and crystallisation areas was obsolete, and in desperate need of an upgrade.
For her part, Dina Adelfatah, president of the forum, stated that the strategy of the forum is completely different from any gatherings or forums for women, as it does not only care about women's affairs, but also seeks a real participation by women in the crystallisation of ideas and proposals that will contribute toward a boom in various business sectors.
According to the governor, 'This again is a kinetic crystallisation of some of those industrialisation projects that we have talked about and I believe that Cross Riverians are beginning to recognise and realise that indeed, we have taken the right decision to industrialise the state to create jobs and wealth among our people.'
On Monday of each week throughout November, a lecture will be presented at MIA exploring the formation and crystallisation of Islamic architecture maturity, the flourishing of rival dynasties and the diversity of architecture in the modern period across the Islamic world.
has completed the acquisition of Scotland-based chemistry and crystallisation development services provider Solid Form Solutions, Ltd.
The state-of-the-art Differential Scanning Calorimeter DSC 3+ from Mettler Toledo can measure melting points, glass transition temperatures, oxidative stability and crystallisation rates, amongst other things, and is a valuable investigative and analytical tool for the characterisation and understanding of composition and morphology of a wide range of polymers.