Definition of equant in English:


Syllabification: e·quant
Pronunciation: /ˈēkwənt


  • (Of a crystal or particle) having its different diameters approximately equal, so as to be roughly cubic or spherical in shape.
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    • It typically occurs as transparent flattened crystals, as small equant crystals, as intergrown masses of small lustrous crystals, and occasionally as stout or elongated twinned crystals.
    • A few outstanding composite specimens were recovered, with crude dendritic copper intergrown with one or two large, single, equant crystals.
    • Doubly terminated, transparent, colorless equant crystals of classic Herkimer ‘diamond’ habit are locally common.


mid 16th century: from Latin aequant- 'making equal', from the verb aequare.

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