Crystalline meaning

krĭstə-lĭn, -līn, -lēn
Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
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Consisting or made of crystal or crystals.
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Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.
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Like crystal; clear or transparent.
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Like a crystal. It refers to a uniform atomic structure throughout the entire material. For example, the silicon in most integrated circuits is crystalline (see crystalline silicon). In phase change optical discs, the spots (bits) on the recording layer that are crystalline allow a greater reflection of the laser beam than do the amorphous spots, which have a random atomic structure. Contrast with amorphous. See liquid crystal, phase change disc and phase change memory.
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Of, relating to, or composed of crystals.
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Resembling crystal in being clear and transparent.
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(obsolete) Any crystalline substance.
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(obsolete) Aniline.
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Having the structure of a crystal.
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Origin of crystalline

  • Middle English cristallin from Old French from Latin crystallinus from Greek krustallinos from krustallos ice, crystal kreus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French cristalin (“like crystal”)

    From Wiktionary