silicon carbide
noun Date: 1893 a very hard dark crystalline compound SiC of silicon and carbon that is used as an abrasive and as a refractory and in electric resistors

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  • silicon carbide — n. a bluish black, crystalline substance, SiC, produced in an electric furnace: see CARBORUNDUM, MOHS SCALE …   English World dictionary

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  • silicon carbide — Chem. a very hard, insoluble, crystalline compound, SiC, used as an abrasive and as an electrical resistor in objects exposed to high temperatures. [1900 05] * * * ▪ chemical compound Introduction       exceedingly hard, synthetically produced… …   Universalium

  • silicon carbide — noun an extremely hard blue black crystalline compound (SiC) used as an abrasive and a heat refractory material; crystals of silicon carbide can be used as semiconductors • Hypernyms: ↑carbide …   Useful english dictionary

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  • silicon carbide — silicio karbidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė SiC atitikmenys: angl. carborund; silicon carbide; silite rus. карборунд; кремния карбид; силит ryšiai: sinonimas – karborundas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • silicon carbide — noun a binary compound of silicon and carbon, SiC; it is one of the hardest known materials, and is used as an abrasive, under the trade name Carborundum, and as a refractory material …   Wiktionary

  • silicon carbide — noun a hard refractory compound of silicon and carbon; carborundum. [SiC.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • silicon carbide — sil′icon car′bide n. chem. a very hard, insoluble, crystalline compound, SiC, used as an abrasive and as an electrical resistor in objects exposed to high temperatures • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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