crystallization

Definitions of crystallization
  1. noun
    the formation of crystals
    synonyms: crystallisation, crystallizing
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    types:
    bloom, efflorescence
    a powdery deposit on a surface
    type of:
    chemical phenomenon
    any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
  2. noun
    a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
    synonyms: crystal, crystallisation
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    types:
    crystallite
    any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
    type of:
    rock, stone
    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
  3. noun
    a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
    synonyms: crystallisation
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    type of:
    construction, mental synthesis
    the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
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