- Chemistry. a compound, as NaFeO2, formed when ferric oxide is combined with a more basic metallic oxide.
- Metallurgy. the pure iron constituent of ferrous metals, as distinguished from the iron carbides.
Origin of ferrite
Examples from the Web for ferrite
Historical Examples of ferrite
Ferrite and cementite, already described in 10, are the final products of the transformation of austenite in slow-cooling.
The iron thus liberated, as the ferrite of this pearlite, changes simultaneously to α-ferrite.
Further, any ferrite liberated at Ar3 changes there from γ to β, and any present at Ar2 changes from β to α.
- any of a group of ferromagnetic highly resistive ceramic compounds with the formula MFe 2 O 4, where M is usually a metal such as cobalt or zinc
- any of the body-centred cubic allotropes of iron, such as alpha iron, occurring in steel, cast iron, etc
- any of various microscopic grains, probably composed of iron compounds, in certain igneous rocks