Bravais lattice

noun Bra·vais lattice \ˈbraˌvā-; brəˈvā-, braˈ-\

Definition of Bravais lattice

  1. :  one of the 14 possible arrays of points used especially in crystallography and repeated periodically in 3-dimensional space so that the arrangement of points about any one of the points is identical in every respect (as in dimension and orientation) to that about any other point of the array — compare space lattice

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of bravais lattice

after Auguste Bravais †1863 French physicist


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bravais lattice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fight against or to call in question

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!