[kris-tl-ahyz] /ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), crystallized, crystallizing.
to form into ; cause to assume form.
to give definite or concrete form to:
to crystallize an idea.
to coat with sugar.
verb (used without object), crystallized, crystallizing.
to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
to assume definite or concrete form.
to form or cause to form crystals; assume or cause to assume a crystalline form or structure
to coat or become coated with sugar: crystallized fruit
to give a definite form or expression to (an idea, argument, etc) or (of an idea, argument, etc) to assume a recognizable or definite form
c.1600, past participle adjective from crystallize. Of fruit, etc., from 1875.
1590s, from crystal + -ize. Figurative use is from 1660s. Related: Crystallized; crystallizing.
1. a combining form meaning “crystal,” used in the formation of compound words: crystallography. combining form 1. crystal: crystallography
abbreviation 1. crystallography
[kris-tl-uh-graf-ik] /ˌkrɪs tl əˈgræf ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or dealing with crystals or crystallography.
noun, Crystallography. 1. one of the imaginary reference lines passing through the center of an ideal crystal, designated a, b, or c.