[ lik-wi-duhs ]
/ 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
Words nearby liquidus
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Example sentences from the Web for liquidus
These curves are also called the "liquidus" and the "solidus" curve respectively.The Phase Rule and Its Applications|Alexander Findlay
Scientific definitions for liquidus
[ lĭk′wĭ-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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