unit cell

noun

: the simplest polyhedron that embodies all the structural characteristics of and by indefinite repetition makes up the lattice of a crystal

Examples of unit cell in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unit cell was in 1907

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“Unit cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unit%20cell. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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