cermet

[ sur-met ]
/ ˈsɜr mɛt /

noun

a durable, heat-resistant alloy formed by compacting and sintering a metal and a ceramic substance, used under conditions of high temperature and stress.

Nearby words

  1. cerise,
  2. cerium,
  3. cerium metal,
  4. cerium metals,
  5. cerlox,
  6. cern,
  7. cernan,
  8. cernuda,
  9. cernuda, luis,
  10. cernuous

Origin of cermet

First recorded in 1950–55; cer(amic) + met(al)

Also called ceramal.

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British Dictionary definitions for cermet

cermet

/ (ˈsɜːmɪt) /

noun

any of several materials consisting of a metal matrix with ceramic particles disseminated through it. They are hard and resistant to high temperaturesAlso called: ceramal

Word Origin for cermet

C20: from cer (amic) + met (al)

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