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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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- In crystallography, the hexagonal crystal family
is one of the 6 crystal
families, which includes
2 crystal systems
(hexagonal and trigonal) and 2 lattice...
- Crystal Pepsi
is a soft drink
made by PepsiCo. It was first
sold in Europe
in the early
1990s. The United States
and Canada received
it from 1992 to 1994...
- William Edward Crystal
14, 1948) is an American
actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television
host. He gained prominence
- The Crystal Palace
was a cast-iron and plate-gl**** structure originally built
in Hyde Park, London, to house
the Great Exhibition
of 1851. More than 14...
- abundant mineral
in Earth's continental
feldspar. Quartz crystals
are chiral, and exist
in two forms, the normal
α-quartz and the high-temperature...
- (commonly called crystal
in Wattens, Austria. The company
into three major industry
areas: the Swarovski Crystal
- A crystal oscillator
is an electronic oscillator circuit
that uses the mechanical resonance
of a vibrating crystal
of piezoelectric material
- A crystal radio
receiver, also called
set, is a simple radio
receiver, po****r in the early
days of radio. It uses only the power
of the received...
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