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crystallisation

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  • n. Alternative spelling of crystallization.

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  • n. the formation of crystals

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 1836, Sir John Herschel writes as follows: 'If rocks have been so heated as to allow of a commencement of crystallisation, that is to say, if they have been heated to a point at which the particles can begin to move amongst themselves, or at least on their own axes, some general law must then determine the position in which these particles will rest on cooling.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • It was not long, however, before their theory of the origin of cells by "crystallisation" from an intra - or extra-cellular cytoblastem was challenged and overthrown, and the generalisation that cells originate by division from pre-existing cells put in its place.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Morfudd Richards, author of Lola's Ice Creams & Sundaes, reckons the secret is glucose syrup which, "prevents the crystallisation of sucrose" – in her recipe, she uses a rough ratio of 1 part syrup to 5 parts sugar.

    How to make perfect lemon sorbet

  • The department did not obtain sufficient financial data about the bodies and based its decisions on estimates that did not take account of the full costs of closure such as lease cancellation, redundancy and pension crystallisation costs, the NAO said.

    Jeremy Hunt's UK Film Council plan criticised by audit office

  • At its strangest – when weird images of molecules were flying over giant ear trumpets, and you felt a weird empathy with Virus – "my sweet adversary" – the show felt like a crystallisation of the bizarre natural world we all inhabit.

    Bjork – review

  • A subtler execution with the butterfly only a pattern of fracturing on the glass might have allowed the symbol to be read as synchronicity rather than Fate, a signifier projected by the hero as a crystallisation of his epiphany.

    Ethics and Enthusiasm

  • Lactose represents about one-third of the solids in cows 'milk, and is recovered using crystallisation.

    Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

  • I think the importance of the visit is that it really does mark the crystallisation or the change of the shape of the relationship between Australia and Iraq.

    Interview - Joe O���Brien, ABC2 Breakfast - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • This was followed by its thematic sequels, The Burning World and The Crystal World, where the world is destroyed by drought and a form of crystallisation, respectively.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Do you have in your mind a defining moment when the scales fell from your eyes, a moment of clarity in which part of your own personal politics underwent a crystallisation the shape of which has stayed with you to this day?

    Poland: New Elections, Modern History?

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