noun bain·ite \ˈbā-ˌnīt\

Definition of bainite



  1. :  a transformation product in solid steel developed from austenite at temperatures intermediate between those where pearlite and martensite form


\ˌbā-ˈni-tik\ adjective “The microstructure in the worn surfaces of a failed bainitic steel railway crossing was investigated using optical microscopy … ” scientists in Qinhuangdao, People's Republic of China report. — Journal Of Technology & Science, 11 July 2010

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Origin and Etymology of bainite

Edgar C. Bain, born 1891 American physicist and metallurgist + English -ite

First Known Use: 1930

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