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Definition of Crystals
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 Crystals from wikipedia
- the name, lead crystal
gl****, and related products
are not crystals
, but rather types
of gl****, i.e. amorphous
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- Time crystals
were first proposed theoretically
by Frank Wilczek
in 2012 as a time-based analogue
to common crystals
- of cheese. Cheese crystals
of many long-aged hard cheeses. Hard cheeses where cheese crystals
- 000 cu ft). The chamber contains giant selenite crystals
(gypsum, CaSO4 • 2H2O), some of the largest natural crystals
ever found. The largest
is 11.40 metres...
- Ice crystals
ice exhibiting atomic ordering
on various length scales
and include hexagonal
plates, dendritic crystals
- Liquid crystals
(LCs) are a state
of matter which
has properties between those
of conventional liquids
of solid crystals
. For instance, a liquid...
- of applications. Photonic crystals
can be fabricated
for one, two, or three
dimensions. One-dimensional photonic crystals
can be made of thin film layers...
- Quartz crystals
from a few tens of kilohertz
of megahertz. As of 2003, around
two billion crystals
- Optic crystals
that can be used to direct
a beam of light. Optic crystals
can work as directional guides
to the light
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