aus·​ten·​ite ˈȯ-stə-ˌnīt How to pronounce austenite (audio)
: a solid solution in iron of carbon and sometimes other solutes that occurs as a constituent of steel under certain conditions
austenitic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of austenite was in 1896

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“Austenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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