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Definition of "silicide" []

  • A compound of silicon with another element or radical. (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 "silicide" in a sentence
  • "If it may be assumed that the other silicides in commercial calcium carbide also behave in this manner it is plain that hydrogen silicide cannot occur in crude acetylene unless the gas is supposed to be hurried out of the generator before the alkaline water therein has had time to decompose any traces of the hydrogen silicide which is produced in the favouring conditions of high temperature sometimes prevailing."
  • "Fuel is uranium aluminium silicide with enrichment levels of up to 20%, giving up to 4-year refuelling intervals."
  • "To late 2004, 38 research reactors (11 in USA) either have been or are being converted to low-enriched uranium silicide fuel, and another 36 are convertible using present fuels. 31 more, mostly Russian designs, need higher-density fuels not yet available."
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