crystal lattice

noun

Definition of crystal lattice

: the arrangement of atoms, molecules, or ions of a crystal in the form of a space lattice

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!

First Known Use of crystal lattice

1913, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About crystal lattice

Time Traveler for crystal lattice

Time Traveler

The first known use of crystal lattice was in 1913

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near crystal lattice

Crystal Lake

crystal lattice

crystallic

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for crystal lattice

Cite this Entry

“Crystal lattice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crystal%20lattice. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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