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crystal lattice

noun
1.
lattice (def 4).
Origin of crystal lattice
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • Now in crystallography there are only thirty-two possible classes of crystal lattice construction.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • We have no real control over the arrangement of atoms in a crystal lattice.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for crystal lattice

crystal lattice

noun
1.
the regular array of points about which the atoms, ions, or molecules composing a crystal are centred
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