crystalline

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cristallyn, cristallyne, from Old French cristallin, from Latin crystallīnus (like crystal).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪst.əl.aɪn/
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AdjectiveEdit

crystalline (comparative more crystalline, superlative most crystalline)

  1. Of, relating to, or composed of crystals.
  2. (chemistry) Having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure.
  3. Resembling crystal in being clear and transparent.
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    • 2020 August 7, Jonathan Liew, “Phil Foden stars to offer Manchester City glimpse of multiple futures”, in The Guardian[1]:
      not in his favoured midfield role, either but as a false No 9: the sort of role Guardiola only hands to his chosen, crystalline few: Mario Götze at Bayern Munich (less successfully), Lionel Messi at Barcelona (a little more so).

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NounEdit

crystalline (plural crystallines)

  1. (obsolete) Any crystalline substance.
  2. (obsolete) aniline

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crystalline

  1. vocative masculine singular of crystallinus