Eutectic meaning

yo͝o-tĕktĭk
Of, relating to, or formed at the lowest possible temperature of solidification for any mixture of specified constituents. Used especially of an alloy whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy composed of the same constituents in different proportions.
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Exhibiting the constitution or properties of such a solid.
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A eutectic mixture, solution, or alloy.
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The eutectic temperature.
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Fusing at the lowest possible temperature; specif., designating or of a mixture or alloy with a melting point lower than that of any other combination of the same components.
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A eutectic mixture or alloy.
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The proportion of constituents in an alloy or other mixture that yields the lowest possible complete melting point. In all other proportions, the mixture will not have a uniform melting point; some of the mixture will remain solid and some liquid. At the eutectic, the solidus and liquidus temperatures are the same.
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An alloy or other mixture with constituents in the proportions of the eutectic.
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The melting point of the eutectic.
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Describing the chemical composition or temperature of a mixture of substances that gives the lowest temperature at which the mixture becomes fully molten. A further requirement is that that temperature is lower than the melting point of any of the pure component substances.
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(chemistry) Describing the thermodynamic equilibrium conditions where a liquid coexists with two solid phases.

For a mixture with two components at a fixed pressure, the eutectic reaction can only happen at a fixed chemical composition and temperature, called the eutectic point.

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A material that has the composition of an eutectic mixture or eutectic alloy.
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The temperature of the eutectic point.
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Origin of eutectic

  • From Greek eutēktos easily melted eu- eu- tēktos melted (from tēkein to melt)

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

  • From Ancient Greek εὔτηκτος (eutēktos, “easily melted”), from εὖ (eu, “well”) + τήκω (tēkō, “to melt”).

    From Wiktionary