quartz glass

noun

Definition of quartz glass

: vitreous silica prepared from pure quartz and noted for its transparency to ultraviolet radiation

Examples of quartz glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long-term storage mediums like quartz glass may have applications for public safety as well. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Stored an Entire Superman Movie on a Piece of Glass," 4 Nov. 2019 Project Silica is focusing on quartz glass, made from the crystalline form of one of the most plentiful minerals in the Earth’s crust. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Stored an Entire Superman Movie on a Piece of Glass," 4 Nov. 2019 Aldrin placed an array -- an arrangement of 100 quartz glass prisms in rows -- on the surface. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "This Apollo 11 experiment is still happening on the moon," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of quartz glass

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Quartz glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartz%20glass. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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quartz glass

noun

Medical Definition of quartz glass

: vitreous silica prepared from pure quartz and noted for its transparency to ultraviolet radiation

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