orthorhombic

adjective

or·​tho·​rhom·​bic ˌȯr-thə-ˈräm-bik How to pronounce orthorhombic (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes at right angles to each other

Examples of orthorhombic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its techy dial was crafted using orthorhombic titanium aluminides—a material NASA uses for wings on supersonic aircraft thanks to its resistance to corrosion and high temperatures—to form a honeycomb structure. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of orthorhombic was in 1854

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“Orthorhombic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthorhombic. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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orthorhombic

adjective
or·​tho·​rhom·​bic ˌȯr-thə-ˈräm-bik How to pronounce orthorhombic (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes at right angles to each other
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