Origin of solidus1
- (on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a solid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the liquid solution, and therefore connecting melting temperatures of solid solutions.
Origin of solidus2
Examples from the Web for solidus
Historical Examples of solidus
The form scanomodu on the solidus need not be taken into account.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
There were 12 denarii to the solidus and 20 soldi to the pound of silver.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
These curves are also called the "liquidus" and the "solidus" curve respectively.The Phase Rule and Its Applications
The asterisk is used to indicate illegible letters, and the solidus (/) erasures.
The price of one solidus for thirty modii is48 almost exorbitant; grain cost exactly one half this at the time of Theodoric.Pagan and Christian Rome
- a technical name for slash (def. 12)
- a gold coin of the Byzantine empire
Word Origin for solidus
Word Origin and History for solidus
late 14c., plural solidi, used of both English shilling and Roman gold coin, from Late Latin solidus, an imperial Roman coin (worth about 25 denarii), from nummus solidus, literally "solid coin" (see solid (adj.)).
- The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a solid state. Above the solidus some or all of the mixture will be in a liquid state. See illustration at eutectic. Compare liquidus.