What does crystalline mean?

Definitions for crystallineˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crystalline.

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

  7. Origin: [L. crystallinus, from Gr. : cf. F. cristallin. See Crystal.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalline in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Glenn Gu:

    The (thin-film) technology may have some market potential but I don't expect it to replace crystalline silicon as the mainstay in the industry any time soon.

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