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austenite

[aw-stuh-nahyt] /ˈɔ stəˌnaɪt/
noun, Metallurgy.
1.
a solid solution of carbon or of carbon and other elements in gamma iron, having a face-centered cubic lattice at all temperatures.
2.
an allotrope of iron, stable between 910°C and 1400°C and having a face-centered cubic lattice; gamma iron.
Origin of austenite
1900-1905
1900-05; named after Sir W. C. Roberts-Austen (1843-1902), English metallurgist; see -ite1
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austenite

/ˈɔːstəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a solid solution of carbon in face-centred-cubic gamma iron, usually existing above 723°C
2.
the gamma phase of iron, stabilized at low temperatures by the addition of such elements as nickel
Derived Forms
austenitic (ˌɔːstəˈnɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: named after Sir William C. Roberts-Austen (1843–1902), English metallurgist
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