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triclinic

[trahy-klin-ik] /traɪˈklɪn ɪk/
adjective, Crystallography
1.
noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles.
Compare crystal system.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; tri- + Greek klī́n(ein) to lean1, slope + -ic
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Examples from the web for triclinic
  • These vectors are based on the triclinic coordinate system.
  • One use of triclinic simulation boxes is to model solid-state crystals with triclinic symmetry.
British Dictionary definitions for triclinic

triclinic

/traɪˈklɪnɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, no pair of which are perpendicular Also anorthic
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triclinic in Science
triclinic
  (trī-klĭn'ĭk)   
Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths intersecting at oblique angles. The mineral microcline (a type of feldspar) has triclinic crystals. See illustration at crystal.
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