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Synonyms for crystal

a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

a rock formed by the solidification of a substance

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

glassware made of quartz

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a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

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Due to its easy exploitation and good quality, when compared with water stored in crevices of crystalline rocks, the water from the alluvial aquifer of the Forquilha River becomes an important source for both human and animal consumption, as well as to irrigate small plantations, such as maize and bean.
In the presented study, the geomorphological signatures of extreme erosion supported by the surface uplift of the Hunza Karakoram in the late Cenozoic is compared with the thermochronological history of relevant crystalline rocks during active collision orogeny.
So far, mechanistic models have been successful applied to "simple" systems composed by single clean mineral surfaces and pure electrolytes but problems arise with the application of mechanistic models in complex natural solids, as it is a crystalline rock.
Its eastern side is built up of the Snieznik Massif crystalline rocks, whereas the western side is composed of the Coniacian Idzikow Conglomerates which form the top of the Idzikow Brachyanticline.
The patch, painted with powder made from a crystalline rock which absorbs radiation, was launched by inventor Kim Dandurand and Scots pharmaceutical scientist Dr David Hamilton, at Glasgow Science Park.
The calm flow drifts against a wall of crystalline rock, patterned with radial cracks emanating from below.
With each successive leg dedicated to either ridge-crest or crystalline rock drilling, ODP has gained better understanding of the problems posed by bare rock and fractured formations.
But under adverse conditions and especially in crystalline rock, where the large bit weight is needed, the penetration rate will be reduced sharply by maintaining the low bit loads needed to reduce crooked hole tendencies.
The crystalline rock formations in the area have thin quartz veins approximately 6-15 inches wide that are producing placer and lode gold.
The estimated five-year, $80 million project is supposed to deliver data on whether 16,000-foot boreholes drilled into crystalline rock formations at four locations nationwide--including one in Alamogordo and another in Quay County--would work for nuclear waste disposal, according to an ExchangeMonitor report.
It has a very old crystalline rock core that's covered with ice and glaciers, and it's surrounded by younger rocks," said Shilts, the executive director of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at Illinois.
It provides information at the nm - cm scale about the accessible pore space in low permeable crystalline rock that cannot be obtained using other methods.
They are mainly gabbro, a coarse crystalline rock with tendency to open up into vertical cracklines, particularly suitable for rock climbing.
These deposits belong to a type that develops from hot fluids flowing through cracks and pores in hard crystalline rock.
The company said it had examined two alternative sites--one in a crystalline rock formation in north-central Ontario and the other in limestone in the province's south.