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Definition of quartz

1 : a mineral consisting of silicon dioxide occurring in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals or in crystalline masses
2 : a quartz crystal that when placed in an electric field oscillates at a constant frequency and is used to control devices which require precise regulation a quartz watch

Other Words from quartz

quartzose \ ˈkwȯrt-​ˌsōs How to pronounce quartz (audio) \ adjective

Examples of quartz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While this option features jade, there are other similar tools composed of rose quartz or amethyst too. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 24 May 2022 Evidence for tiny fossil-like structures, which are made of hematite, a form of iron oxide or rust, and encased in quartz, were found filaments and tubes, the authors note. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Montblanc’s emblem is presented in frosted quartz atop both the fountain and rollerball pens of this edition; this detail is meant to resemble the frozen windows on which Enzo would practice his signature as a kid. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 Oct. 2021 The lightning strikes created fulgurites, which are tubes of glass formed by the fusion of quartz sand or rock from a lightning strike, according to the Utah Geological Survey. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2021 The potassium-rich waters originate in the lower Dolomites before making their way to the hotel’s massive indoor thermal pool, which is designed with waterfalls and hydromassage stations, and a sprawling outdoor basin with quartz-sand floors. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 15 Aug. 2019 Makeup artist Charlie Riddle notes that an alternative method: Use your jade or rose-quartz roller right before foundation. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 24 Nov. 2021 The Beauty Magnet features a professional derma roller, rose quartz face roller, de-puffing eye roller, comedone extractor, and precise tweezer, all magnetized together for easy and travel-friendly organization. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 After almost six weeks, the quartz arrived and counters were finally installed. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of quartz

circa 1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quartz

German Quarz

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The first known use of quartz was circa 1631

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28 Jun 2022

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“Quartz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartz. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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Kids Definition of quartz

: a common mineral often found in the form of colorless transparent crystals but sometimes (as in amethysts, agates, and jaspers) brightly colored


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Medical Definition of quartz

: a mineral SiO2 consisting of a silica that occurs in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals and also in crystalline masses

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