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Definition 1: a protective cover that protects the face of a watch - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for crystal in the sense of this definition

(crystal is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is part of crystal) a small portable timepiece

Definition 2: glassware made of quartz - [noun denoting artifact]

(crystal is a kind of ...) an article of tableware made of glass

Definition 3: a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices - [noun denoting artifact]

(crystal is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

(... is a kind of crystal ) a crystal that can be used as a transducer

(... is part of crystal) a counter tube in which an ionizing event increases conductivity

(... is part of crystal) a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier

(... is part of crystal) a microphone in which sound waves vibrate a piezoelectric crystal that generates a varying voltage

(... is part of crystal) a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal

Definition 4: a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for crystal in the sense of this definition

(crystal is a kind of ...) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

"he threw a rock at me"

(... is a kind of crystal ) any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock

Definition 5: a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure - [noun denoting substance]

(crystal is a kind of ...) matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of crystal ) a crystal of snow

(... is a kind of crystal ) small crystals of ice

(... is a kind of crystal ) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry

"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife" "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"

(... is a kind of crystal ) (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other

(... is a kind of crystal ) water frozen in the solid state

"Americans like ice in their drinks"

Definition 6: colorless glass made of almost pure silica - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for crystal in the sense of this definition

(crystal is a kind of ...) magma of any composition that cooled very rapidly

(crystal is made of the substance ...) a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite

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