Definition of Cementite

1. Noun. A chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle.

Exact synonyms: Iron Carbide
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Substance meronyms: Pearlite



Definition of Cementite

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A form of iron carbide, Fe3C, that is a component of steel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cementite

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cementite

cement corpuscle
cement line
cement mixer
cementa
cemental
cemental caries
cementation
cementations
cementatory
cemented
cementer
cementers
cementicle
cementification
cementing
cementite (current term)
cementites
cementitious
cementless
cementlike
cementoblast
cementoblastoma
cementoclasia
cementoclast
cementocyte
cementodentinal
cementodentinal junction
cementoenamel junction
cementogenesis
cementoma

Literary usage of Cementite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"Why the Preference of Rupture for the cementite Partings of Hyper-eutectic Steel ... That pearlite consists of about 6J£ parts of ferrite to 1 of cementite. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1914)
"Below the eutectoid temperature, therefore, the cast-iron consists of CR per cent. of pearlite and RD per cent. of free cementite, the pearlite containing ..."

3. Iron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) Including Allied Industries and by Hugh Philip Tiemann (1919)
"cementite may exist in fine granules, thin plates, or in comparatively large ... Sauveur distinguishes segregated cementite and free cementite (also called ..."

4. The Metallography of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1912)
"It has already been mentioned that some writers claim that graphite instead of cementite may, and if time be given does, form on solidification; ..."

5. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"There is a narrow but well defined band of cementite about the insert. FIK. ... b, cementite segregated about hi^h silicon insert in ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"of carbon, the graphite of the initial skeleton changes gradually Next let us imagine that, in a series of cast irons all containing 4% into cementite and ..."

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