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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-les-ter-ik, koh-luh-ster-ik]
    • /kəˈlɛs tər ɪk, ˌkoʊ ləˈstɛr ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-les-ter-ik, koh-luh-ster-ik]
    • /kəˈlɛs tər ɪk, ˌkoʊ ləˈstɛr ɪk/

Definitions of cholesteric word

  • adjective cholesteric resulting from the reaction of nitric acid and cholesterin and producing cholesterates 3
  • adjective cholesteric relating to a particular phase in the development of liquid crystals that is characterized by a particular parallel molecular arrangement 3
  • adjective cholesteric designating or of a kind of liquid crystal which is characterized by a screwlike structure and great optical activity 3
  • adjective cholesteric of or relating to a form of liquid crystal having molecules arranged in thick, regular layers, and displaying marked color effects, especially in polarized light. 1
  • noun cholesteric Any compound that forms such a liquid crystal. 0
  • adjective cholesteric (physics) Of or relating to the chiral nematic phase of some liquid crystals in which the molecules are arranged in parallel planes with adjacent planes rotated slightly. 0

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cholesteric popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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