Bravais lattice

Bra·​vais lattice | \ ˈbraˌvā-; brəˈvā-, braˈ- \

Definition of Bravais lattice

: 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

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History and Etymology for Bravais lattice

after Auguste Bravais †1863 French physicist

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“Bravais lattice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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