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Definition of "eutectic" [eu•tec•tic•eutectic]

  • Of, relating to, or formed at the lowest possible temperature of solidification for any mixture of specified constituents. Used especially of an alloy whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy composed of the same constituents in different proportions. (adjective)
  • Exhibiting the constitution or properties of such a solid. (adjective)
  • A eutectic mixture, solution, or alloy. (noun)
  • The eutectic temperature. (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 "eutectic" in a sentence
  • "This is called the eutectic point and any concentration of salt above or below this point will result in a solution with a freezing point higher than - 6°F."
  • "In the freeze-drying process, vitrification (also termed eutectic solidification) occurs in the unfrozen fraction between the ice crystals which are sublimated in an endothermic process."
  • "Liquid metal (Pb or Pb-Bi eutectic) cooling is at low pressure by natural convection (at least for decay heat removal)."
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