Basal plane
Basal Ba"sal, a. Relating to, or forming, the base. [1913 Webster]

{Basal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}.

{Basal plane} (Crystallog.), a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis. [1913 Webster]


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  • basal plane — noun 1. : a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis 2. : a basal pinacoid * * * basal plane noun (crystallography) A crystal face or form parallel to the lateral or horizontal axes • • • Main Entry: ↑base …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basal — Ba sal, a. Relating to, or forming, the base. [1913 Webster] {Basal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}. {Basal plane} (Crystallog.), a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basal cleavage — Basal Ba sal, a. Relating to, or forming, the base. [1913 Webster] {Basal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}. {Basal plane} (Crystallog.), a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basal cleavage — Cleavage Cleav age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • basal cleavage — noun : cleavage parallel to the base of a crystal or to the plane of the lateral axes …   Useful english dictionary

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