Definition of crystal axis in English:

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crystal axis

noun

Each of three axes used to define the edges of the unit cell of a crystal.
Example sentences
  • 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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