Associations to the word «Crystal»


CRYSTAL, noun. (countable) A solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.
CRYSTAL, noun. (countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.
CRYSTAL, noun. (uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.
CRYSTAL, noun. (uncountable) (slang) crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.
CRYSTAL, noun. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
CRYSTAL, adjective. Very clear.
CRYSTAL, proper noun. A female given name.
CRYSTAL BALL, noun. A globe of glass or crystal used to foretell the future.
CRYSTAL BALL, noun. (by extension, used mostly in the negative form) A way of seeing into the future.
CRYSTAL BALLS, noun. Plural of crystal ball
CRYSTAL CLEAR, adjective. (idiomatic) Completely clear and understood.
CRYSTAL CLEAR, adjective. (idiomatic) Visually clear, a sharp image, high acuity.
CRYSTAL DICK, noun. (uncountable) (idiomatic) (slang) Erectile dysfunction caused by methamphetamine use or other drug use.
CRYSTAL DICK, noun. (countable) (idiomatic) (slang) A penis that is flaccid as a result of methamphetamine or other drug use.
CRYSTAL DICKS, noun. Plural of crystal dick
CRYSTAL FIELD THEORY, noun. (chemistry) (physics) A description of various properties of transition element complex compounds that compares the effects of its ligands to that of neighbouring atoms in a crystal
CRYSTAL HEALING, noun. The supposed therapeutic effects of crystals.
CRYSTAL LATTICE, noun. ​(crystallography) A regular three-dimensional geometric arrangement of atoms, molecules or ions in a crystal
CRYSTAL LATTICES, noun. Plural of crystal lattice
CRYSTAL METH, noun. The drug methamphetamine hydrochloride.
CRYSTAL MOMENTUM, noun. (physics) A specific vector associated with the movement of electrons in a crystal lattice
CRYSTAL OVEN, noun. A temperature-controlled chamber used to maintain the quartz crystal in electronic crystal oscillators at a constant temperature, in order to prevent changes in the frequency due to variations in ambient temperature.
CRYSTAL OVENS, noun. Plural of crystal oven
CRYSTAL RADIO, noun. A crystal set.
CRYSTAL SAUCE, noun. A clear sauce used in Chinese food.
CRYSTAL SET, noun. An early radio receiver, having no electrical power supply except the radio waves themselves; it used a crystal of lead or cadmium sulphide and a wire (the cat's whisker) touching the crystal's surface.
CRYSTAL SETS, noun. Plural of crystal set
CRYSTAL STONE, noun. (now historical) Crystal; a piece of crystal.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM, noun. (crystallography) Any of the seven distinct symmetry classifications of crystals :- cubic, tetragonal, hexagonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, triclinic and trigonal.
CRYSTAL TWINNING, noun. The intergrowth of two twin crystals.
CRYSTAL VIOLET, noun. A dye, derived from gentian violet, that is used as an acid-base indicator and as a biological stain.

Dictionary definition

CRYSTAL, noun. A solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure.
CRYSTAL, noun. A crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices.
CRYSTAL, noun. A rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces.
CRYSTAL, noun. Colorless glass made of almost pure silica.
CRYSTAL, noun. Glassware made of quartz.
CRYSTAL, noun. A protective cover that protects the face of a watch.

Wise words

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