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coordination number

noun, Crystallography
the number of anions surrounding a single cation in a stable crystal structure.
Origin of coordination number
1905-10 Unabridged
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  • Define a computation that calculates the coordination number for each atom in a group.
British Dictionary definitions for coordination number

coordination number

(chem) the number of coordinated species surrounding the central atom in a complex or crystal
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