Definition of triclinic in English:

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Pronunciation: /trīˈklinik/


Of or denoting a crystal system or three-dimensional geometric arrangement having three unequal oblique axes.
Example sentences
  • Such switching behaviour can be attributed to the kinematic partitioning of a bulk triclinic strain into end-member domains dominated by non-coaxial, monoclinic contraction and wrench simple shear.
  • All crystals display anomalous birefringence when viewed down the c-axis, indicating that they have lower than hexagonal symmetry - probably monoclinic or triclinic.
  • A well-exposed coastal section from Eyemouth to Bummouth preserves a broadly homoclinal sequence in which a highly heterogeneous array of contemporaneous structures formed during regional triclinic transpression.


Mid 19th century: from Greek tri- 'three' + -clinic, on the pattern of monoclinic.

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Syllabification: tri·clin·ic

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