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austenite

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noun aus·ten·ite \ˈȯs-tə-ˌnīt, ˈäs-\

Definition of austenite

  1. :  a solid solution in iron of carbon and sometimes other solutes that occurs as a constituent of steel under certain conditions

aus·ten·it·icplay \ˌȯs-tə-ˈni-tik, ˌäs-\ adjective


Origin of austenite

French, from Sir W. C. Roberts-Austen †1902 English metallurgist


First Known Use: 1901


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