tetragonalness

tetragonal

[te-trag-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or having the form of a tetragon.
2.
Crystallography. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which all three axes are at right angles to one another, two being equal in length and the third being of a different length.
Compare crystal system.


Origin:
1565–75; tetragon + -al1

tetragonally, adverb
tetragonalness, noun
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tetragonal (tɛˈtræɡənəl)
 
adj
1.  crystallog Also: dimetric relating or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular axes of which only two are equal
2.  of, relating to, or shaped like a quadrilateral
 
te'tragonally
 
adv
 
te'tragonalness
 
n

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tetragonal   (tě-trāg'ə-nəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a crystal having three axes, two of which are of the same length and are at right angles to each other. The third axis is perpendicular to these. The mineral zircon has tetragonal crystals. See illustration at crystal.
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