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crystal

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1crystal

noun crys·tal \ˈkris-təl\

: a small piece of a substance that has many sides and is formed when the substance turns into a solid

: a clear hard mineral that is either colorless or very light in color and that is used in making jewelry

: a special type of glass that is very clear

Full Definition of CRYSTAL

1
:  quartz that is transparent or nearly so and that is either colorless or only slightly tinged
2
:  something resembling crystal in transparency and colorlessness
3
:  a body that is formed by the solidification of a chemical element, a compound, or a mixture and has a regularly repeating internal arrangement of its atoms and often external plane faces
4
:  a clear colorless glass of superior quality; also :  objects or ware of such glass
5
:  the glass or transparent plastic cover over a watch or clock dial
6
:  a crystalline material used in electronics as a frequency-determining element or for rectification
7
:  ice 7; broadly :  methamphetamine in any form when used illicitly

Examples of CRYSTAL

  1. the crystal structure of minerals
  2. a necklace made of crystal
  3. Some of the crystals used in the necklace are a pale pink color.
  4. The wine glasses are made of the finest crystal.
  5. She inherited her mother's crystal.

Origin of CRYSTAL

Middle English cristal, from Anglo-French, from Latin crystallum, from Greek krystallos — more at crust
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with CRYSTAL

2crystal

adjective

Definition of CRYSTAL

1
:  consisting of or resembling crystal :  clear, lucid
2
:  relating to or using a crystal <a crystal radio receiver>

Examples of CRYSTAL

  1. <an unspoiled region with majestic mountains and crystal streams>

First Known Use of CRYSTAL

14th century

Crystal

geographical name Crys·tal \ˈkris-təl\

Definition of CRYSTAL

city SE Minnesota N of Minneapolis pop 22,151

Rhymes with CRYSTAL

crystal

noun crys·tal \ˈkris-təl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRYSTAL

1
:  a body that is formed by the solidification of a chemical element, a compound, or a mixture and has a regularly repeating internal arrangement of its atoms and often external plane faces
2
:  ice 2; broadly :  methamphetamine in any form when used illicitly
crystal adjective

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