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Definition of Crystal

Crystal

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass.
  4. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
  5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.
  6. Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid; pellucid; crystalline.
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Crystal Translations

crystal in Afrikaans is kristal
crystal in Dutch is kristallen, kristalhelder
crystal in French is cristal
crystal in German is Kristall
crystal in Portuguese is cristal
crystal in Spanish is cristal
crystal in Swedish is kristall
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