Definition of Quartz crystal

1. Noun. A thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequency; used in crystal oscillators.

Generic synonyms: Quartz



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quartz Crystal

quartino
quartinos
quartirolo
quartisect
quarto
quartos
quartridge
quartridges
quarts
quartz
quartz-crystal clock
quartz-diorite
quartz battery
quartz clock
quartz clocks
quartz crystal (current term)
quartz glass
quartz halogen lamp
quartz halogen lamps
quartz lamp
quartz mill
quartz mining
quartz oscillator
quartz schist
quartz wedge
quartzes
quartzier
quartziest
quartziferous
quartzine

Literary usage of Quartz crystal

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1871)
"Notes on a Merionethshire Gold quartz crystal, and some Stream Gold recently found in the Hiver Mawddach. By TA BEAD WIN, FGS quartz near Bala Lake, ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1802)
"... are deposited a great profusion of geodes or nodules, containing within them beautiful quartz crystal, with calcareous dog-tooth spar." p. 342. ART. ..."

3. Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied: For the Use of by Adolphe Ganot, E. Atkinson (1886)
"Take a thin section of a quartz crystal cut at right angles to its axis, and place it between the polariser and the analyser with its plane at right angles ..."

4. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1886)
"Take a thin section of a quartz crystal cut at right angles to its axis, and place it between the polariser and the analyser with its plane at right angles ..."

5. Elementary Treatise on Physics: Experimental and Applied, for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1877)
"The explanation of the phenomenon described in the last article is as follows :—When a ray of polarised light passes along the axis of the quartz crystal, ..."

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