Each of three axes used to define the edges of the unit cell of a crystal.
- Ancient stonecutters could thus cleave it perpendicular to the crystal axis to produce hexagonal prisms of any desired length.
- Compensation requires a preselected crystal axis for each lens element.
- Some measurements are taken at different points along the crystal axis and in different conditions.
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Syllabification: crys·tal ax·is
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