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Meaning of CRYSTAL

Pronunciation:  'kristl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
  2. [n]  glassware made of quartz
  3. [n]  a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
  4. [n]  a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
  5. [n]  colorless glass made of almost pure silica
  6. [n]  a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

CRYSTAL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crystallization, lechatelierite, quartz, quartz glass, vitreous silica, watch crystal, watch glass
 See Also: component, constituent, crystal counter, crystal detector, crystal microphone, crystal pickup, crystallite, diamond dust, element, flake, frost mist, frost snow, gem, gemstone, glassware, glasswork, ice, ice crystal, ice needle, natural glass, piezoelectric crystal, poudrin, protection, protective cover, protective covering, rock, snow mist, snowflake, solid, stone, stone, ticker, watch, water ice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crys"tal\ (kr?s"tal), n. [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L.
    crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. ????, fr. ???? icy cold,
    frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E.
    crust. See {Crust}, {Raw}.]
    1. (Chem. & Min.) 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.
             The blue crystal of the seas.         --Byron.
    {Blood crystal}. See under {Blood}.
    {Compound crystal}. See under {Compound}.
    {Iceland crystal}, a transparent variety of calcite, or
       crystallized calcium carbonate, brought from Iceland, and
       used in certain optical instruments, as the polariscope.
    {Rock crystal}, or {Mountain crystal}, any transparent
       crystal of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless
  2. \Crys"tal\, a.
    Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid;
    pellucid; crystalline.
          Through crystal walls each little mote will peep.
          By crystal streams that murmur through the meads.
          The crystal pellets at the touch congeal, And from the
          ground rebounds the ratting hail.        --H. Brooks.
Computing Dictionary

Concurrent Representation of Your Space-Time ALgorithms.

A recursion equation parallel language.

["A Parallel Language and its Compilation to Multiprocessor Machines or VLSI", M.C. Chen, 13th POPL, ACM 1986 pp.131-139].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a crystal in your dream means wholeness, purity, and unity. Dreaming that you are looking into a crystal, is indicative of how you are looking within yourself to find your true destiny.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Ezek. 1:22, with the epithet "terrible," as dazzling the spectators with its brightness). The word occurs in Rev. 4:6; 21:11; 22:1. It is a stone of the flint order, the most refined kind of quartz. The Greek word here used means also literally "ice." The ancients regarded the crystal as only pure water congealed into extreme hardness by great length of time.

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