Definition of polycrystalline in English:

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polycrystalline

Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈkristələn/ Pronunciation: /-ˌlīn/ Pronunciation: /-ˌlēn/

adjective

(Of a metal or other solid) consisting of many crystalline parts that are randomly oriented with respect to each other.
Example sentences
  • In a polycrystalline metal the crack may extend for only a few grain diameters before the crack propagation changes to stage II.
  • These older style panels are made of crystalline or polycrystalline silicon modules.
  • The yield stress of iron single crystals are very sensitive to both temperature and strain rate and a similar dependence has been found for less pure polycrystalline iron.

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Syllabification: pol·y·crys·tal·line

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