HyperDic: quartz_crystal

English > 1 sense of the expression quartz crystal:
NOUNartifactquartz crystala thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequency
English > quartz crystal: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequency; used in crystal oscillators.
BroaderquartzA hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form

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