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 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, "China’s virus outbreak weighs on global business," 4 Feb. 2020 For example, other research groups have discovered knot structures appearing within the liquid crystals used in technologies such as flat-screen TVs. Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, "Color-Changing Fibers Unravel a Knotty Mystery," 3 Jan. 2020 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 Aiming to develop a mathematical framework to describe the 2015 experiment, the researchers modified equations used for liquid crystals with new terms accounting for the bacteria’s activity. Quanta Magazine, "Swarming Bacteria Create an ‘Impossible’ Superfluid," 26 July 2018

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Liquid crystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquid%20crystal. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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