Austenite meaning

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A nonmagnetic solid solution of iron and another alloying element, usually assumed to be carbon unless otherwise specified, used in making corrosion-resistant steel.
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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.
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A solid solution or carbon or ferric carbide in iron that exists in steel at high temperatures.
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(metallurgy) Alternative spelling of austenite.
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A fan or admirer of Jane Austen; someone who studies the works of Jane Austen.
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Origin of austenite

  • After Sir William Chandler Roberts- Austen (1843–1902), British metallurgist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Austen +‎ -ite (“follower or adherent of a specified person”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Austen +‎ -ite (“rock, mineral, or fossil”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Named after William Roberts-Austen (1843-1902).

    From Wiktionary