from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of physics that deals with the physical properties of solid materials, especially the electromagnetic, thermodynamic, and structural properties of crystalline solids. Also called condensed matter physics.
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- n. the branch of physics that studies the properties of materials in the solid state: electrical conduction in crystals of semiconductors and metals; superconductivity; photoconductivity
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