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

Examples of polycrystalline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the second version, a layer of porous polycrystalline diamond substance was formed inside the diamond because of ultra-fast growth, and more aggressive mantle processes subsequently dissolved it. Fox News, "First-ever diamond within a diamond, found in Russia, is said to be 800 million years old," 10 Oct. 2019 Those days are long gone now, as the Series 5 uses what Apple calls a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide display to create a third display mode. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-On Is Always Great," 20 Sep. 2019 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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“Polycrystalline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycrystalline. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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