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Definition 1: a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities - [noun denoting substance]

(quartz is a kind of ...) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

(... is a kind of quartz ) a 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

(... is a kind of quartz ) a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals

(... is a kind of quartz ) a translucent rose-red variety of quartz used for ornaments

(... is a kind of quartz ) semiprecious yellow quartz resembling topaz

(... is a kind of quartz ) a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz

(... is a kind of quartz ) a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone

(... is a kind of quartz ) a smoky yellow or brown quartz

(... is a kind of quartz ) a clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipment

(... is a kind of quartz ) a yellow quartz

(quartz 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

(quartz is made of the substance ...) a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors

Definition 2: colorless glass made of almost pure silica - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for quartz in the sense of this definition

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

(quartz 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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