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Definition of Crystallization

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act of crystallizing (taking form or shape of crystals), formation of crystals; forming into crystals; causing to take form or shape, causing to form into crystals (also crystallisation)
Crystallization Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
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\crys`tal*li*za"tion\ (kr&ibreve;s`tal*l&ibreve;*zā"shŭn), n. [cf. f. cristallization.]
1. (chem. & min.) the act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
2. the body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
note: the systems of crystallization are the several classes to which the forms are mathematically referable. they are most simply described according to the relative lengths and inclinations of certain assumed lines called axes; but the real distinction is the degree of symmetry characterizing them. 1. the isometric, or monometric, system has the axes all equal, as in the cube, octahedron, etc. 2. the tetragonal, or dimetric, system has a varying vertical axis, while the lateral are equal, as in the right square prism. 3. the orthorhombic, or trimetric, system has the three axes unequal, as in the rectangular and rhombic prism. in this system, the lateral axes are called, respectively, macrodiagonal and brachydiagonal. -- the preceding are erect forms, the axes intersecting at right angles. the following are oblique. 4. the monoclinic system, having one of the intersections oblique, as in the oblique rhombic prism. in this system, the lateral axes are called respectively, clinodiagonal and orthodiagonal. 5. the triclinic system, having all the three intersections oblique, as in the oblique rhomboidal prism. there is also: 6. the hexagonal system (one division of which is called rhombohedral), in which there are three equal lateral axes, and a vertical axis of variable length, as in the hexagonal prism and the rhombohedron.
note: the diclinic system, sometimes recognized, with two oblique intersections, is only a variety of the triclinic.

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WordNet 2.0

1. the formation of crystals
(synonym) crystallisation, crystallizing
(hypernym) chemical phenomenon
(hyponym) efflorescence, bloom
(derivation) crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise
2. a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
(synonym) crystal
(hypernym) rock, stone
(hyponym) crystallite
(derivation) crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise
3. a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
(hypernym) construction, mental synthesis
(derivation) crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalize
Crystallization Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
The process of forming pure crystals by freezing a liquid, evaporating a solution, or precipitating a solid from solution. Impurities remain in the liquid, so crystallization is often to purify solid substances.
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
The formation of a crystal by the atoms assuming definite positions in the crystal lattice.
The process of a substance going directly from a vapor form (water vapor) to a solid (ice) at the same temperature, without going through the liquid phase (water). The opposite of sublimation.
Technical English by wpv
The separation, usually from a liquid phase on cooling, of a solid crystalline phase.
Crystallization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Crystallization is the (natural or artificial) process of formation of solid crystals precipitating from a solution, melt or more rarely deposited directly from a gas. Crystallization is also a chemical solid–liquid separation technique, in which mass transfer of a solute from the liquid solution to a pure solid crystalline phase occurs. In chemical engineering crystallization occurs in a crystallizer. Crystallization is therefore an aspect of precipitation, obtained through a variation of the solubility conditions of the solute in the solvent, as compared to precipitation due to chemical reaction.

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Crystallization Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Canadian Insolvency Dictionary
That point in time where a contract or agreement triggers certain clauses in that contract.  For example, when a bank appoints an Agent pursuant to its General Security Agreement, all the assets of the company in question, that are not secured by other creditors, are captured by that General Security Agreement.
Crystallization Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Crystallization Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Crystals, Crystallization The formation of crystals shows the working of intelligent life forces in the mineral world. The shapes of crystals show, in their harmony and proportion, the mathematical and geometrical principles permeant throughout the universe. A solution of salt, when evaporated, first crystallizes in triangular shapes and ultimately builds up cubes, both of which are symbolical figures of fundamental importance; and salt is a well-known alchemical symbol of the element of earth, also denoted by the cubical shape. Every salt has a particular form in which it crystallizes, or has perhaps two different forms; but different salts may have the same crystalline form. Snow crystals show the hexagonal patterns which display the septenate -- a center from which six radii proceed. Cubic, tetragonal, hexagonal, and octagonal shapes occur; but the fivefold forms of the regular dodecahedron and icosahedron are not found. Clairvoyant sensitives see light emanating from crystals, and luminous phenomena are often seen at the formation or disruption of crystals. Blavatsky alludes to the idea that the process of crystallization might be a step in the evolution of the minerals to the next higher kingdom.