Definitions for crystallineˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crys•tal•lineˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin(adj.)

  1. of or like crystal; clear; transparent.

    Category: Crystallography, Common Vocabulary

  2. formed by crystallization.

    Category: Crystallography

  3. composed of crystals.

    Category: Crystallography

  4. pertaining to crystals or their formation.

    Category: Crystallography

Origin of crystalline:

1350–1400; ME cristal(l)yn(e) < L crystallinus < Gk krystállinos


Princeton's WordNet

  1. crystalline(adj)

    consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals

    "granite is crystalline"

  2. crystalline(adj)

    distinctly or sharply outlined

    "crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

  3. crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent(adj)

    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"


  1. crystalline(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or composed of crystals

  2. crystalline(Adjective)

    having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure

  3. crystalline(Adjective)

    resembling crystal in being clear and transparent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crystalline(adj)

    consisting, or made, of crystal

  2. Crystalline(adj)

    formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture

  3. Crystalline(adj)

    imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized

  4. Crystalline(adj)

    fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid

  5. Crystalline(noun)

    a crystalline substance

  6. Crystalline(noun)

    see Aniline

Translations for crystalline

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(of minerals etc) formed into crystals

Salt is a crystalline substance.

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