from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. 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.
- adj. Exhibiting the constitution or properties of such a solid.
- n. A eutectic mixture, solution, or alloy.
- n. The eutectic temperature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing the chemical composition and/or temperature of a mixture of substances that gives the lowest temperature at which the mixture becomes fully molten. A further requirement is that that temperature is lower than the melting point of any of the pure component substances.
- adj. Describing the thermodynamic equilibrium conditions where a liquid coexists with two solid phases.
- n. A material that has the composition of a eutectic mixture or eutectic alloy
- n. The temperature of the eutectic point
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of maximum fusibility; -- said of an alloy or mixture which has the lowest melting point which it is possible to obtain by the combination of the given components.
- n. a mixture of substances having a composition providing the minimum melting point ofr mixtures of those substances. Called also a eutectic mixture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fusing easily; solidifying at a low temperature: specifically applied by Guthrie to a mixture of substances in such proportions that the fusing-point is lower than that of either of the constituents themselves.
- n. A eutectic substance or mixture, as an alloy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point
From Greek eutēktos, easily melted : eu-, eu- + tēktos, melted (from tēkein, to melt).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek εὔτηκτος (eutēktos, "easily melted"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + τήκω (tēkō, "to melt"). (Wiktionary)