liquid crystal definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various liquids where atoms or particles are frequently arrayed either in one dimension or two dimensions, the order providing increase to optical properties, particularly anisotropic scattering, associated with the crystals.
    • a phase of matter similar to a liquid, when the particles are arranged frequently in one or two dimensions.
    • a liquid exhibiting properties of a crystal that aren't shown by ordinary liquids

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