Miller index

noun Crystallography.
one of three integers giving the orientation and position of the face of a crystal in terms of the reciprocals, in lowest terms, of the intercepts of the face with each axis of the crystal.

1895–1900; named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), British mineralogist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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