Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being crystalline
  • n. The degree to which a material (e.g. a polymer or a rock) is crystalline

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being crystalline; crystalline structure.
  • n. In petrography, the degree of crystallization in a rock, as compared with the state of glassiness, whether completely or partly crystallized.

Etymologies

crystalline +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The reinforcement can either be an added material, such as metal or ceramic fibers, or internally created by precipitating ductile dendrites within the BMG, yielding partial crystallinity.

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  • Sandalwood and frankincense in the base enhance both the fresh-green-dry and the creamy-ripe-languid sides of the rose, its fragile crystallinity and its heady intensity.

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  • The pattern of crystallinity, however, is far from straight.

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  • "So the question we addressed is 'how does crystallinity propagate through the amorphous mineral?'"

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  • Temperature of dissociation: - The temperatures at which CO2 dissociates from limestone depends on the proportionate amounts of MgCO3 and CaCO3, and on the crystallinity of the stone.

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  • However, a small amount of additive (such as another wax) destroys the crystallinity and could be a way to overcome this limitation.

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  • Because of its crystallinity, jojoba wax appears unsatisfactory as a mold-release agent or as a plug for making molded objects; as the molten wax cools and solidifies it develops too many fracture lines.

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  • For lime production purposes there are two factors related to limestones crystallinity and crystal structure which are of specifc interest:

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  • Where crystallinity is a disadvantage, jojoba wax can easily be made amorphous by adulterating it with small amounts of other waxes.

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  • Hot alkali removes a larger portion of the lignin as well as the hemicellulose (Biochemical Engineering Research Centre [BERC], Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, unpublished data), but such a treatment appears to increase the crystallinity of the cellulose (19).

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