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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for an abrasive of silicon carbide crystals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Crystals of silicon carbide used as an abrasive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A beautiful crystalline compound, silicon carbide (SiC), consisting of carbon and silicon in combination; -- also called carbon silicide. It is made by heating carbon and sand together in an electric furnace. The commercial article is dark-colored and iridescent. It is harder than emery, and is used as an abrasive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Silicon carbide, SiC, a product of the electric furnace used as an abrasive material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals

Etymologies

Blend of carbon and corundum (Wiktionary)

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