liquidus

[ lik-wi-duh s ]
/ ˈlɪk wɪ dəs /

noun Physical Chemistry.

(on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a liquid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the solid solution.

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Origin of liquidus

From Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at liquid
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Scientific definitions for liquidus

liquidus
[ lĭkwĭ-dəs ]

The minimum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a liquid state. Below the liquidus the mixture will be partly or entirely solid. See illustration at eutectic. Compare solidus.
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