Quasicrystal definitions

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A structural form of matter that is less orderly than a crystal and more orderly than a glass.
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Any of a class of solid materials characterized by an irregular, repetitive structural arrangement of atoms that is intermediate between the orderly structure of a crystal and the amorphous structure of a glass.
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(physics, chemistry) Any solid with conventional crystalline properties but exhibiting a point group symmetry inconsistent with translational periodicity.
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