- n. metallurgy alternative spelling of austenite.
- n. a fan or admirer of Jane Austen; someone who studies the works of Jane Austen.
- Austen + -ite (“rock, mineral, or fossil”). (Wiktionary)
“If I'd been an Austenite (or whatever her fans are called) or a big fan of the mash-up, I might have appreciated the allusions and winks and nods.”
“I guess that makes me an Austenite. posted by Roger Sutton at 4: 19 PM”
“Austenite is not nearly as hard as martensite, owing to its content of the soft gamma iron.”
“Austenite has been defined as a solid solution of cementite (Fe3C) in gamma iron.”
“Slide 27: Section 12.4 Quench and Temper Heat Treatments Retained austenite - Austenite that is unable to transform into martensite during quenching because of the volume expansion associated with the reaction.”
“And here’s E. M. Forster, coming out as a “Jane Austenite” in 1924:”
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