quartz clock


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quartz clock

[′kwȯrts ¦kläk]
(horology)
A clock using the piezoelectric property of a quartz crystal, in which the crystal is introduced into an oscillating electric circuit having a frequency nearly equal to the natural frequency of vibration of the crystal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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