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capture Tweet Definition of capture Like Definition of capture on Facebook
noun 
  1. An act of capturing.
  2. Something that has been captured; a captive.
verb (captures, capturing, captured)
  1. To take control of.
  2. 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.
      1. 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.
      1. To reproduce convincingly.
    • His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
    • In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
      1. (intransitive) To remove or take control of an opponent"s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers.)
      My pawn was captured.
     
Crystal Tweet Definition of Crystal Like Definition of Crystal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
  2. (slang) The drug Crystal Meth (methamphetamine hydrochloride)
     
crystal lattice Tweet Definition of crystal lattice Like Definition of crystal lattice on Facebook
noun 
  1. A regular three-dimensional geometric arrangement of atoms, molecules or ions in a crystal
     
crystalline Tweet Definition of crystalline Like Definition of crystalline on Facebook
adjective 
  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
     
crystallization Tweet Definition of crystallization Like Definition of crystallization on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
  2. The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
  1. (physics),(chemistry) The formation of a solid from a solution, melt, vapour or from a different solid phase
     
crystallize Tweet Definition of crystallize Like Definition of crystallize on Facebook
verb (crystalliz, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, chemistry, physics) to make something form into crystals
  2. (context, intransitive) to assume the form of a crystal
  3. (context, transitive) to make something such as an idea more definite or precise
  4. (context, intransitive) to become more definite or precise
  5. (context, transitive) to coat something with crystals, especially with sugar
     
crystallography Tweet Definition of crystallography Like Definition of crystallography on Facebook
noun 
  1. The experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in solids.
  2. The study of crystals.
     
cubic Tweet Definition of cubic Like Definition of cubic on Facebook
noun 
  1. (alggeom) A cubic curve.
adjective (notcomp)
  1. (geometry) Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice.
cubic metre, cubic foot
  1. (alggeom) Of a class of polynomial of the form <math> a.x^3 + b.x^2 + c.x + d </math>
  2. (crystallography) Having three equal axes and all angles 90°.
     

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