What is a crystal? What is meant by crystallization?

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In materials science a crystal is a solid  substance in which the atoms,  molecules  or ions are arranged in an orderly repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions - length, width and height.

 

The process of forming a crystalline structure from a fluid or from materials dissolved in the fluid is often referred to as crystallization.

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