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Definition of Crystal
CrystalCrystal Crys"tal (kr?s"tal), n. [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L.
crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. ????, fr. ???? icy cold,
frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E.
crust. See Crust, Raw.]
1. (Chem. & Min.) The regular form which a substance tends to
assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of
cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces,
symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has
fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization.
2. The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or
nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with
gray, or the like; -- called also rock crystal.
Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz,
Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian.
3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and
manufacture than common glass, and often cut into
ornamental forms. See Flint glass.
4. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.
The blue crystal of the seas. --Byron.
Blood crystal. See under Blood.
Compound crystal. See under Compound.
Iceland crystal, a transparent variety of calcite, or
crystallized calcium carbonate, brought from Iceland, and
used in certain optical instruments, as the polariscope.
Rock crystal, or Mountain crystal, any transparent
crystal of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless
Crystal Crys"tal, a.
Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid;
Through crystal walls each little mote will peep.
By crystal streams that murmur through the meads.
The crystal pellets at the touch congeal, And from the
ground rebounds the ratting hail. --H. Brooks.
Meaning of Crystal from wikipedia
- A crystal
or crystalline solid
is a solid material whose constituents
(such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged
in a highly ordered
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) is a 1982 puppet-animated dark fantasy adventure
by Jim Henson...
- The Dark Crystal
: Age of Resistance
is an American
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- rock crystal
used as an alternative
name for the purest
form of quartz. Quartz belongs
to the trigonal crystal
system. The ideal crystal
- In crystallography, crystal structure
is a description
of the ordered arrangement
of atoms, ions or molecules
in a crystalline
- Crystal Hefner
(née Harris) (born April
29, 1986) is an American model
personality. She was the Playboy Playmate
of the Month
- The Crystal Palace
was a cast-iron and plate-gl**** structure originally built
in Hyde Park, London, to house
the Great Exhibition
of 1851. The exhibition...
- two crystals
are in the same crystal system
if they have similar
symmetries, although there
are many exceptions
to this. Crystal
- liquid crystal
may flow like a liquid, but its molecules
may be oriented
in a crystal
-like way. There
are many different types
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