(chem) the tiny crystal that forms at the onset of crystallization
noun, Electronics. 1. See under (def 10). [kris-tl] /ˈkrɪs tl/ noun 1. a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice. 2. the transparent form of crystallized quartz. 3. Chemistry, Mineralogy. a solid body having a characteristic internal structure and enclosed by symmetrically arranged plane surfaces, intersecting at definite and characteristic angles. 4. anything made of […]
noun 1. a structure of prefabricated iron units, glass, and wood, built in London to house the Exhibition of 1851: destroyed by fire 1936. noun 1. a building of glass and iron designed by Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. Erected in Hyde Park, London, it was moved to Sydenham (1852–53): destroyed […]
noun 1. a phonograph pickup that generates an electric current as the stylus applies pressure to a piezoelectric crystal.
- Crystal pick-up
noun 1. a record-player pick-up in which the current is generated by the deformation of a piezoelectric crystal caused by the movements of the stylus