monoclinic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with three unequal crystal axes, two that intersect obliquely as they are perpendicular towards the third.
    • Having three unequal axes with two perpendicular and something oblique intersections.
    • Having one oblique intersection; -- stated of that system of crystallization where the straight axis is inclined to 1, but at right perspectives to the other, lateral axis. See crystallization.
    • having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection
  • others:
    • In mineralogy, an epithet noting that system of crystallization where the crystals tend to be regarded three unequal axes, two which intersect one another at an oblique angle, while they are at right sides toward 3rd. See crystallography. In addition monosymmetric, clinorhombic, hemiorthotype, monoclinometric, and monoclinohedric

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