austenite definition by Webster's New World
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a nonmagnetic solid solution of carbon or iron carbide in some iron, obtained in high carbon steels by rapid quenching and deformation at high temperatures
Origin: French after Sir Wm. C. Roberts-Austen (1843-1902), Eng metallurgist
austenite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A nonmagnetic solid solution of ferric carbide or carbon in iron, used in making corrosion-resistant steel.
Origin: After Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen (1843-1902), British metallurgist.
- ausˌten·itˈic adjective