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Lattice vs. Crystal

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Latticenoun

A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.

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.

Latticenoun

(heraldry) A bearing with vertical and horizontal bands that cross each other.

Crystalnoun

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

Latticenoun

(crystallography) A regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.

Crystalnoun

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

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Latticenoun

(group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which is isomorphic to Zn (considered as an additive group) and spans the real vector space Rn.

Crystalnoun

Crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Latticenoun

(music) A model of the tuning relationships of a just intonation system, comprising an array of points in a periodic multidimensional pattern.

Crystalnoun

The glass over the dial of a watch case.

Latticenoun

A discrete subgroup L of a given locally compact group G whose quotient space G/L has finite invariant measure.

Crystaladjective

Very clear.

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

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Latticenoun

A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and a unique infimum.

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.

Latticeverb

To make a lattice of.

‘to lattice timbers’;

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.

Latticeverb

To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.

‘to lattice a window’;

Crystalnoun

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

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Latticenoun

Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material, made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin strips, with another series at a diagonal angle, and forming a network with openings between the strips; as, the lattice of a window; - called also latticework.

‘The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice.’;

Crystalnoun

The glass over the dial of a watch case.

Latticenoun

The representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal.

Crystalnoun

Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.

‘The blue crystal of the seas.’;

Latticenoun

The arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystal, represented as a repeating arrangement of points in space, each point representing the location of an atom or molecule; called also crystal lattice and space lattice.

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.’;

Latticeverb

To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers.

Crystalnoun

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

Latticeverb

To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window.

‘Therein it seemeth he [Alexander] hath latticed up Cæsar.’;

Crystalnoun

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

Latticenoun

an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions

Crystalnoun

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

Latticenoun

small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

Crystalnoun

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

Latticenoun

framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

Crystalnoun

glassware made of quartz

Crystalnoun

a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

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’;

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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