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Crystal vs. Gem

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Crystalnoun

(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.

Gemnoun

A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.

Crystalnoun

(countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.

Gemnoun

(figuratively) Any precious or highly valued thing or person.

‘She's an absolute gem.’;

Crystalnoun

(uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.

Gemnoun

Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, such as a small picture, a verse of poetry, or an epigram.

‘a gem of wit’;

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Crystalnoun

Crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Gemnoun

(obsolete) A gemma or leaf-bud.

Crystalnoun

The glass over the dial of a watch case.

Gemnoun

A type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata.

Crystaladjective

Very clear.

‘"Do I make myself clear?" / "Crystal."’;

Gemnoun

(computing) A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.

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Crystalnoun

The regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization.

Gemnoun

A size of type between brilliant (4-point) and diamond (4½-point), running 222 lines to the foot.

Crystalnoun

The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; - called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz, Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian.

Gemverb

(transitive) To adorn with, or as if with, gems.

Crystalnoun

A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass.

Gemnoun

A bud.

‘From the joints of thy prolific stemA swelling knot is raised called a gem.’;

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Crystalnoun

The glass over the dial of a watch case.

Gemnoun

A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.

Crystalnoun

Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.

‘The blue crystal of the seas.’;

Gemnoun

Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.

Crystaladjective

Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid; pellucid; crystalline.

‘Through crystal walls each little mote will peep.’; ‘By crystal streams that murmur through the meads.’; ‘The crystal pellets at the touch congeal,And from the ground rebounds the ratting hail.’;

Gemverb

To put forth in the form of buds.

Crystalnoun

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

Gemverb

To adorn with gems or precious stones.

Crystalnoun

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

Gemverb

To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.

‘England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.’;

Crystalnoun

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

Gemnoun

a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry;

‘he had the gem set in a ring for his wife’; ‘she had jewels made of all the rarest stones’;

Crystalnoun

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

Gemnoun

art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

Crystalnoun

glassware made of quartz

Gemnoun

a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

Crystalnoun

a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

Gemnoun

a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

Crystalnoun

a piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a natural geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces

‘ice crystals formed where his breath froze’; ‘a quartz crystal’;

Gemnoun

a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

Crystalnoun

any solid consisting of a symmetrical, ordered, three-dimensional aggregation of atoms or molecules.

Crystalnoun

a crystalline piece of semiconductor used as an oscillator or transducer.

Crystalnoun

a clear transparent mineral, especially quartz

‘cups cut from crystal’;

Crystalnoun

a piece of crystalline substance believed to have healing powers.

Crystalnoun

highly transparent glass with a high refractive index

‘a crystal chandelier’;

Crystalnoun

articles made of crystal glass

‘a collection of crystal’;

Crystalnoun

the glass over a watch face.

Crystalnoun

short for crystal meth (methamphetamine)

Crystaladjective

clear and transparent like crystal

‘the clean crystal waters of the lake’;

Crystal

A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. In addition, macroscopic single crystals are usually identifiable by their geometrical shape, consisting of flat faces with specific, characteristic orientations.

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