Silicon-carbide meaning

A bluish-black crystalline compound, SiC, one of the hardest known substances, used as an abrasive and heat-refractory material and in single crystals as semiconductors, especially in high-temperature applications.
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A bluish-black, crystalline substance, SiC, produced in an electric furnace.
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(chemistry) 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.
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