definitions
  • synonyms

quartz crystal

noun

a thin plate or rod cut in certain directions from a piece of piezoelectric quartz and accurately ground so that it vibrates at a particular frequency

RELATED CONTENT

Quantum And Other Trending Words On Dictionary.comRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
READ MORE

Nearby words

quartic, quartile, quarto, quartz, quartz clock, quartz crystal, quartz glass, quartz lamp, quartz movement, quartz plate, quartz-iodine lamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for quartz crystal

  • He said, 'Come here to me,' and then he showed me a piece of quartz-crystal in his hand.

    Anthropology|Robert Marett