Definitions

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

  • n. A hard brittle iron carbide, Fe3C, found in steel with more than 0.85 percent carbon.

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  • n. A form of iron carbide, Fe3C, that is a component of steel

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carbide of iron having the formula Fe3C.

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

  • n. a chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle

Etymologies

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

From cement.

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cement +‎ -ite

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