nematic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nemat- + 1-ic Date: 1923 of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by arrangement of the long axes of the molecules in parallel lines but not layers — compare cholesteric, smectic

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  • nematic —   [engl.], nematisch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nematic — NEMÁTIC, Ă adj. (despre materie) în stare mezomorfă. (< fr. nématique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • nematic — [nē mat′ik, nəmat′ik] adj. [ NEMAT(O) + IC] designating a kind of liquid crystal in which the molecules spontaneously align themselves with their axes parallel …   English World dictionary

  • nematic — ne·mat·ic ni mat ik adj of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by arrangement of the long axes of the molecules in parallel lines but not layers <nematic polypeptide liquid crystals> compare SMECTIC …   Medical dictionary

  • nematic — nematikas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. nematic vok. Nematik, m rus. нематик, m pranc. nématique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • nematic — /ni mat ik/, adj. Physical Chem. (of liquid crystals) noting a mesomorphic state in which the arrangement of the molecules is linear. Cf. smectic. [1920 25; NEMAT + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • nematic — 1. adjective Describing the structure of some liquid crystals whose molecules align in loose parallel lines. 2. noun Such a material …   Wiktionary

  • nematic — [nɪ matɪk] adjective relating to or denoting a state of a liquid crystal in which the molecules are oriented in parallel but not arranged in well defined planes. Compare with smectic. Origin 1920s: from Gk nēma, nēmat thread + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • nematic — ne·mat·ic …   English syllables

  • nematic — ne•mat•ic [[t]nɪˈmæt ɪk[/t]] adj. chem. (of liquid crystals) noting a mesomorphic state in which the arrangement of the molecules is linear Compare smectic • Etymology: 1920–25; < Gk nēmat , s. of nêma thread + ic …   From formal English to slang

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