crystalline
adjective Etymology: Middle English cristallin, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krystallinos, from krystallos Date: 15th century 1. resembling crystal: as a. strikingly clear or sparkling <
crystalline air
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a crystalline lake
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b. clear-cut 2. made of crystal ; composed of crystals 3. constituting or relating to a crystal • crystallinity noun

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  • Crystalline — Crys tal*line (kr?s tal l?n or l?n; 277), a. [L. crystallinus, from Gr. ????: cf. F. cristallin. See {Crystal}.] 1. Consisting, or made, of crystal. [1913 Webster] Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Formed by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crystalline — Crys tal*line, n. 1. A crystalline substance. [1913 Webster] 2. See {Aniline}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crystalline — Crystalline. См. Кристалличность. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • crystalline — index lucid, pellucid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • crystalline — late 14c., from O.Fr. cristalin like crystal (Mod.Fr. crystallin), from L. crystallinus, from Gk. krystallinos of crystal, from krystallos (see CRYSTAL (Cf. crystal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • crystalline — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the structure and form of a crystal. 2) literary very clear …   English terms dictionary

  • crystalline — [kris′təl in, kris′ təlīn΄, kris′təlēn΄] adj. [ME < OFr & L; OFr crystalin < L crystallinus < Gr krystallinos: see CRYSTAL] 1. consisting or made of crystal or crystals 2. like crystal; clear and transparent 3. having the structure of a… …   English World dictionary

  • crystalline — [[t]krɪ̱st(ə)laɪn[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A crystalline substance is in the form of crystals or contains crystals. Diamond is the crystalline form of the element carbon. ...hard, crystalline rock. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Crystalline means clear or… …   English dictionary

  • crystalline — 1. Clear; transparent. 2. Relating to a crystal or crystals. * * * crys·tal·line kris tə lənalso .līn, .lēn adj 1) composed of or resembling crystals 2 a) formed by crystallization: having regular arrangement of the atoms in a space lattice see… …   Medical dictionary

  • crystalline — adj. Crystalline is used with these nouns: ↑substance …   Collocations dictionary

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