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ferrosilicon

[fer-oh-sil-i-kuh n, -kon]
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noun
  1. a ferroalloy containing up to 95 percent silicon.
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Origin of ferrosilicon

First recorded in 1880–85; ferro- + silicon
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  • Ferrosilicon of the higher grades is manufactured principally in electric furnaces at Niagara Falls.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith


British Dictionary definitions for ferrosilicon

ferrosilicon

noun
  1. an alloy of iron and silicon, used in making cast iron and steel
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