from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various liquids in which the atoms or molecules are regularly arrayed in either one dimension or two dimensions, the order giving rise to optical properties, such as anisotropic scattering, associated with the crystals.
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- n. a phase of matter similar to a liquid, in which the molecules are arranged regularly in one or two dimensions.
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- n. a liquid exhibiting properties of a crystal that are not shown by ordinary liquids
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Also attached to the fusion-cell is an ancient comlog, an antique with a solid state interior and a liquid crystal diskey.