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Definition of "ferrite" [ferrite]

  • Any of a group of nonmetallic, ceramiclike, usually ferromagnetic compounds of ferric oxide with other oxides, especially such a compound characterized by extremely high electrical resistivity and used in computer memory elements, permanent magnets, and various solid-state devices. Also called ferrate. (noun)
  • Iron that has not combined with carbon, occurring commonly in steel, cast iron, and pig iron below 910°C. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ferrite" in a sentence
  • "Some strontium (10%) is used to make special magnets called ferrite ceramic magnets."
  • "First of all, use what's called the ferrite bead on your wired headset."
  • "It was established in 1935 to commercialize "ferrite," a key material in electronics and magnetics."