ferrite

play
noun fer·rite \ ˈfer-ˌīt \

Definition of ferrite

1 :any of several magnetic substances that consist essentially of ferric oxide combined with the oxides of one or more other metals (such as manganese, nickel, or zinc), have high magnetic permeability and high electrical resistivity, and are used especially in electronic devices
2 :a solid solution in which alpha iron is the solvent

ferritic

play \fə-ˈri-tik, fe-\ adjective

First Known Use of ferrite

1851


Learn More about ferrite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ferrite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

smooth or hairless

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!