poly·​crys·​tal·​line | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈkri-stə-lən How to pronounce polycrystalline (audio) \

Definition of polycrystalline

1 : consisting of crystals variously oriented
2 : composed of more than one crystal

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polycrystal \ ˈpä-​lē-​ˌkri-​stᵊl How to pronounce polycrystal (audio) \ noun

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That branding is less of a mouthful than the term for what lights up the pixels: low-temperature polycrystalline silicon, or LTPS. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "The Pixel Slate: first look at Google’s new tablet," 9 Oct. 2018 The surface is 7 mm thick, or about a quarter inch, and has photovoltaic cells arranged like tiles in a polycrystalline silicon layer that is applied directly to the road. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "France Wants To Build More Than 600 Miles of Solar Roads," 9 Feb. 2016 The 100-watt, 12-volt polycrystalline portable solar panels can be used to charge cell phones, computers, or run fans or lights or even small refrigerators. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's formerly homeless to make solar panels for Puerto Rico," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of polycrystalline

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of polycrystalline was in 1918

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