melting point


Definition of melting point

: the temperature at which a solid melts

Examples of melting point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the surfaces of the pottery and meltglass are speckled with tiny melted metallic grains, including iridium with a melting point of 4,435 F (2,466 C), platinum that melts at 3,215 F (1,768 C) and zirconium silicate at 2,800 F (1,540 C). Christopher R. Moore, The Conversation, 20 Sep. 2021 First, the watchmaker heats the purest 24-carat gold to its melting point of 1064.18 degrees Celsius. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2021 While it can be eaten raw, due to its high melting point it can also be grilled, sauteed or, for State Fair lovers, fried, without melting away. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Today's recipe, Seared Halloumi and Cherry Tomato Salad With Basil-Mint Vinaigrette, takes full advantage of that high melting point. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 The type of sugar and protein, along with the temperature to which the sugars are heated, are variables that alter the texture, melting point, bounciness and shelf stability of the final candy. G. Daniela Galarza, Arkansas Online, 2 June 2021 Copper pennies, with a melting point of approximately 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit, did not disintegrate in the fires. Paul Gardullo, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2021 Cheeses such as halloumi or Bonfire Soft Ripened Grilling Cheese have a high melting point and are literally grilled (or baked) to achieve a crisp exterior and warm, creamy center. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Apr. 2021 Volcanic ash contains particles, whose melting point is below that of an engine's internal temperature. Karol Suarez, CNN, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of melting point

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Melting point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of melting point

: the temperature at which something melts

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Kids Definition of melting point

: the temperature at which a solid melts

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: the temperature at which a solid melts

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