Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. crystallography Possessing the qualities of a prism, obliquely inclined to a rhombic base; monoclinic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Crystallog.) Possessing the qualities of a prism, obliquely inclined to a rhombic base; monoclinic.
- Ancient Greek to incline + English rhombic: compare French clinorhombique. (Wiktionary)
“The fifth, the monoclinic -- or clinorhombic, monosymmetric, or oblique -- system, has also three axes, all of them unequal.”
“In clinorhombic crystals one of the principal directions of absorption of each crystal coincides with the only axis of symmetry; the two other principal rectangular directions of each band may be found variously disposed in the plane normal to this axis.”
“We have just seen that in clinorhombic crystals the principal absorption directions of certain bands were completely different from the axis of optical elasticity of the crystal for the corresponding radiations.”
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