Definition of crystal lattice in English:

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crystal lattice

Pronunciation: /ˈkristl ˈladəs/


The symmetrical three-dimensional arrangement of atoms inside a crystal.
Example sentences
  • These peculiar spectroscopic features can be attributed to the arrangement of the proteins inside the crystal lattice of the photoreccptor.
  • Repeated translation along the edges of the unit cell can be used to derive the entire crystal lattice; in other words, the crystal lattice is the unit cell repeated many times in a periodic fashion.
  • Crystallographers describe the repeating unit of a crystal lattice, the unit cell, by the length of its edges and angles between them.

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Syllabification: crys·tal lat·tice

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