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bainite

[bey-nahyt] /ˈbeɪ naɪt/
noun, Metallurgy.
1.
an aggregate of iron carbide and ferrite, formed from austenite below the temperature at which pearlite forms and above that at which martensite forms.
Origin of bainite
1930-1935
1930-35; after Edgar C. Bain (1891-1971), American physicist and metallurgist; see -ite1
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bainite

/ˈbeɪnaɪt/
noun
1.
a mixture of iron and iron carbide found in incompletely hardened steels, produced when austenite is transformed at temperatures between the pearlite and martensite ranges
Word Origin
C20: named after Edgar C. Bain (1891–1971), American physicist; see -ite1
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