orthorhombic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes at right angles to each other

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  • Orthorhombic — Or tho*rhom bic, a. [Ortho + rhombic.] (Crystallog.) Noting the system of crystallization which has three unequal axes at right angles to each other; trimetric. See {Crystallization}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthorhombic — [ôr΄thō räm′bik] adj. [ ORTHO + RHOMBIC] designating or of a crystal system having three axes of unequal length, each of which intersects at right angles with the others: see CRYSTAL SYSTEM …   English World dictionary

  • orthorhombic — /awr theuh rom bik/, adj. Crystall. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic; trimetric. Cf. crystal system. [1865 70; ORTHO + RHOMBIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthorhombic — adjective Having three unequal axes at right angles …   Wiktionary

  • orthorhombic — or·tho·rhom·bic .ȯr thə räm bik adj of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes at right angles to each other * * * or·tho·rhom·bic (or″tho romґbik) having three unequal axes intersected …   Medical dictionary

  • orthorhombic — adj. pertaining to the rhombic crystallization pattern, pertaining to the crystallization pattern characterized by three unequal axes that intersect at right angles (Mineralogy) É”rθə rÉ‘mbɪk / ɔːθə rÉ’mb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthorhombic — [ˌɔ:θə(ʊ) rɒmbɪk] adjective denoting a crystal system with three unequal axes at right angles …   English new terms dictionary

  • orthorhombic — or·tho·rhombic …   English syllables

  • orthorhombic — or•tho•rhom•bic [[t]ˌɔr θəˈrɒm bɪk[/t]] adj. cry noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • orthorhombic — /ɔθəˈrɒmbɪk/ (say awthuh rombik) adjective denoting or relating to a system of crystallisation characterised by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles …   Australian English dictionary

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