dislocation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an irregularity in the fine structure arrangement (lattice) of an otherwise normal crystal

Electronics

  • A discontinuity in a crystal lattice. A crystal with dislocations may have its electrical properties altered. The larger the produced crystal, the more likely it is to have dislocations.
  • A plastic deformation of a metal.

Medical

  • noun a condition in which a bone is displaced from its usual position at a joint.
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