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CRYSTAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crystal mean? 

CRYSTAL (noun)
  The noun CRYSTAL has 6 senses:

1. a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
2. a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
3. a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
4. colorless glass made of almost pure silica
5. glassware made of quartz
6. a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

  Familiarity information: CRYSTAL used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRYSTAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("crystal" is a kind of...):

solid (a substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crystal"):

flake; snowflake (a crystal of snow)

diamond dust; frost mist; frost snow; ice crystal; ice needle; poudrin; snow mist (small crystals of ice)

gem; gemstone; stone (a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry)

twins ((mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other)

ice; water ice (water frozen in the solid state)


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Meaning:

A crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("crystal" is a kind of...):

component; constituent; element (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crystal"):

piezoelectric crystal (a crystal that can be used as a transducer)

Holonyms ("crystal" is a part of...):

crystal counter (a counter tube in which an ionizing event increases conductivity)

crystal detector (a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier)

crystal microphone (a microphone in which sound waves vibrate a piezoelectric crystal that generates a varying voltage)

crystal pickup (a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal)


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Meaning:

A rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

crystallization; crystal

Hypernyms ("crystal" is a kind of...):

rock; stone (a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crystal"):

crystallite (any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock)


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Meaning:

Colorless glass made of almost pure silica

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

lechatelierite; quartz; quartz glass; vitreous silica; crystal

Hypernyms ("crystal" is a kind of...):

natural glass (magma of any composition that cooled very rapidly)


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Meaning:

Glassware made of quartz

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("crystal" is a kind of...):

glassware; glasswork (an article of tableware made of glass)


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Meaning:

A protective cover that protects the face of a watch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

watch crystal; watch glass; crystal

Hypernyms ("crystal" is a kind of...):

protection; protective cover; protective covering (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury)

Holonyms ("crystal" is a part of...):

ticker; watch (a small portable timepiece)


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