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bainite

[bey-nahyt]
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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

1930–35; after Edgar C. Bain (1891–1971), American physicist and metallurgist; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for bainite

bainite

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 -ite 1
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