Definition of monoclinic in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɒnə(ʊ)ˈklɪnɪk/


Of or denoting a crystal system or three-dimensional geometrical arrangement having three unequal axes of which one is at right angles to the other two.
Example sentences
  • All crystals display anomalous birefringence when viewed down the c-axis, indicating that they have lower than hexagonal symmetry - probably monoclinic or triclinic.
  • Minute, monoclinic acanthite crystals on lead-hillite and silver are reported from the Mammoth-St. Anthony mine, Pinal County.
  • It is pale pink and has physical, optical, and crystallographic properties similar to those of the other monoclinic members of the amphibole group.
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