liquid crystal

noun

Definition of liquid crystal

: an organic liquid whose physical properties resemble those of a crystal in the formation of loosely ordered molecular arrays similar to a regular crystalline lattice and the anisotropic refraction of light

Examples of liquid crystal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But no need to worry, because the window is made of a special liquid crystal that can be darkened and lightened at the flick of a switch, for more or less light transmission. James Morris, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 This aims to improve on the electrochromic Panoramic roof in other Taycans, instead using nine liquid crystal panels that can be made increasingly opaque. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 So in the new study, scientists used a different approach: a thin liquid crystal layer that changes colors based on temperature. Claire Hogan, Science | AAAS, 12 Aug. 2021 The thermal control of the liquid crystal coat has several limitations, says Steven Morin, a chemist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Aug. 2021 This length of liquid crystal actually consists of three separate screens, a large one in front of the driver, a giant one in the center, and a smaller one in front of the passenger. Coral Davenport, New York Times, 5 Aug. 2021 The riddling rack allows bottles to be positioned upside down during the aging process so that sediment can be carefully removed, which gives champagne its bubbles and leaves the liquid crystal clear and not murky. Jeryl Brunner, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Since then, forms of microencapsulation have been used for everything from preserving attractive colored stripes in toothpaste to creating the mysterious liquid crystal substance inside mood rings. Star Tribune, 4 Dec. 2020 The lockdown of Wuhan, a manufacturing center of 11 million, has disrupted production of liquid crystal and light-emitting diode panels, according to IHS Markit technology research, now a part of Informa Tech. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of liquid crystal

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liquid crystal was in 1891

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17 Jan 2022

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“Liquid crystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquid%20crystal. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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liquid crystal

noun

Medical Definition of liquid crystal

: an organic liquid whose physical properties resemble those of a crystal in the formation of loosely ordered molecular arrays similar to a regular crystalline lattice and the anisotropic refraction of light

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