Solidus definition

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(chemistry) The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture, such as an alloy, can be in a solid state.
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A gold coin of the Roman Empire used in Europe until the 1400s.
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(printing) A virgule; a slash.
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A gold coin of the Late Roman Empire.
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A medieval money of account worth twelve denarii.
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A slant line (/), orig. the old long s (∫), used to separate shillings from pence (Ex.: 7/6)
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The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a solid state. Above the solidus some or all of the mixture will be in a liquid state.
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The line between the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
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A forward slash or virgule.
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A late Roman gold coin (after 3rd Century CE); a bezant.
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(chemistry, physics) A line, in a phase diagram, below which a given substance is a stable solid and above which solid and liquid are in equilibrium.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
solidus
Plural:
solidi, soliduses

Origin of solidus

  • Middle English from Late Latin (nummus) solidus a solid (sesterce) from Latin solidus solid solid

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

  • From Late Latin solidus (“an imperial gold coin, in Medieval Latin applied to various coins, also any piece of money").

    From Wiktionary