HyperDic: crystallization

English > 3 senses of the word crystallization:
NOUNphenomenoncrystallization, crystallisation, crystallizingthe formation of crystals
objectcrystallization, crystala rock formed by the solidification of a substance
cognitioncrystallizationa mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
English > crystallization: 3 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe formation of crystals.
Synonymscrystallisation, crystallizing
Narrowerefflorescence, bloomA powdery deposit on a surface
Broaderchemical phenomenonAny natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
Spanishcristalización
Catalancristal·lització
Verbscrystallizeassume crystalline form
crystallizecause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
English > crystallization: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces.
Synonymcrystal
NarrowercrystalliteAny of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition / composition found in glassy igneous rock
Broaderrock, stoneA lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
Spanishcristal
Catalancristall
Verbscrystallizeassume crystalline form
crystallizecause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
English > crystallization: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation.
Broaderconstruction, mental synthesisThe creation of a construct
Verbscrystallizecause to take on a definite and clear shape

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