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[fer-oh-mang-guh-nees, -neez]
  1. a ferroalloy containing up to 90 percent manganese.
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Origin of ferromanganese

First recorded in 1880–85; ferro- + manganese
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Examples from the Web for ferromanganese

Historical Examples

  • Let x be percentage of copper, then 100 — x is percentage of "ferromanganese."

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • Steel makers usually prefer to introduce manganese in the form of ferromanganese rather than as spiegel.

British Dictionary definitions for ferromanganese


  1. an alloy of iron and manganese, used in making additions of manganese to cast iron and steel
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