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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or related to or exhibiting the phenomenon of the existence of a substance, especially an element, in two or more different modifications usually in the same phase.

Usage examples (35)
  • Carbon and sulfur and phosphorus are allotropic elements
  • Only such forms, however, as have different energy contents are properly called allotropic forms.
  • Are lampblack and bone black allotropic forms of carbon?
  • Like phosphorus it can be obtained in several allotropic forms. for more
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