Recalescence definition

rēkə-lĕsəns
Recalescence is a sudden, temporary glow of metal caused by the heat released while the metal cools from liquid form as it turns back into solid.

An example of recalescence is one of the stages that melted iron or steel goes through when it is turning into solid form.

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A sudden glowing in a cooling metal caused by liberation of the latent heat of transformation.
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A sudden and temporary increase in glow and temperature of hot iron or steel when it reaches one or more particular temperatures in the cooling process.
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An increase in temperature that occurs while cooling metal through a range of temperatures in which change in structure occurs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
recalescence
Plural:
recalescences

Origin of recalescence

  • From Latin recalēscēns recalēscent- present participle of recalēscere to grow warm again re- re- calēscere to become warm inchoative of calēre to be warm kelə-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin recalescere ("to grow warm again"), from re- + calescere ("to grow warm"), inchoative of calÄ“re ("to be warm"). In use since at least 1873 (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, published 1985).

    From Wiktionary