verb (captures, capturing, captured)
- An act of capturing.
- Something that has been captured; a captive.
- To take control of.
- To remove or take control of from the opponent in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers)
- He captured his opponent"s queen on the 15th move.
- To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation
- She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
- She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.
- To reproduce convincingly.
- His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
- In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
- (intransitive) To remove or take control of an opponent"s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers.)
- My pawn was captured.
- (given name, female).
- (slang) The drug Crystal Meth (methamphetamine hydrochloride)
- A regular three-dimensional geometric arrangement of atoms, molecules or ions in a crystal
- of, relating to, or composed of crystals
- (chemistry) having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure
- resembling crystal in being clear and transparent
- The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
- The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
- (physics),(chemistry) The formation of a solid from a solution, melt, vapour or from a different solid phase
verb (crystalliz, ing)
- (context, transitive, chemistry, physics) to make something form into crystals
- (context, intransitive) to assume the form of a crystal
- (context, transitive) to make something such as an idea more definite or precise
- (context, intransitive) to become more definite or precise
- (context, transitive) to coat something with crystals, especially with sugar
- The experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in solids.
- The study of crystals.
- (alggeom) A cubic curve.
- (geometry) Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice.
- cubic metre, cubic foot
- (alggeom) Of a class of polynomial of the form <math> a.x^3 + b.x^2 + c.x + d </math>
- (crystallography) Having three equal axes and all angles 90Â°.