Definition of Eutectic

1. Noun. A mixture of substances having a minimum melting point.

Generic synonyms: Mixture

Definition of Eutectic

1. a. Of maximum fusibility; -- said of an alloy or mixture which has the lowest melting point which it is possible to obtain by the combination of the given components.

Definition of Eutectic

1. Adjective. (physics) Describing the lowest possible temperature at which a mixture of substances solidifies or melts ¹

2. Noun. The temperature of the eutectic point ¹

3. Noun. A eutectic mixture or eutectic alloy; a eutectoid ¹

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Definition of Eutectic

1. an alloy that has the lowest possible melting point [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eutectic

1. 1. Easily melted; denoting specifically mixtures of certain chemical compounds that have a lower melting point than any of their individual ingredients; e.g., a solid, such as menthol, that when triturated with another solid of the same class, such as camphor, unites with it to form a liquid, the mixture having a lower melting point than either of its components. 2. The alloy that freezes at a constant temperature; the lowest of the series. Origin: eu-+ G. Texis, a melting away (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eutectic

eutectic (current term)
eutectic alloy
eutectic mixture
eutectic point
eutectic temperature
eutectoid steel

Literary usage of Eutectic

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1. The Metallography and Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1918)
"The mechanism of the solidification of hyper-eutectic cast iron and of its ... C.) the molten portion of the alloy has the eutectic composition (4.30 per ..."

2. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"And just as once the salt content of the nitrate solution has by this process been reduced to the eutectic content of 36.9 per cent., the further freezing ..."

3. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1909)
"This is called the eutectic POINT, and the proportions of A and B corresponding to this point is the eutectic MIXTURE, or the particular mixture of the two ..."

4. Iron, Steel, and Other Alloys by Henry Marion Howe (1906)
"PROPERTIES OF THE eutectic. — To recapitulate, the striking properties of the eutectic are: (1) that its composition and hence its freezing-point are ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1914)
"Solidification of Hyper-eutectic Cast-Iron. Mr. Johnson's explanation of the mechanism of the solidification of hyper-eutectic cast-iron violates the rigid ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of Metallurgy by William Chandler Roberts-Austen (1910)
"eutectic Mixtures.—By this term is meant a eutectic after solidification and ... A eutectic is that alloy of a series or portion of a series which has the ..."

7. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1905)
"To determine the formulae of the compounds formed at the eutectic ... The duration of eutectic crystallisation at the temperature of the straight line gh ..."

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