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eutectic \eu*tec"tic\ ([=u]*t[e^]k"t[i^]k), a. [Gr. e'y`thktos easily melted; e'y^ well + th`kein to melt.] (Physics) 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.


eutectic \eutectic\ ([=u]*t[e^]k"t[i^]k), n. a mixture of substances having a composition providing the minimum melting point ofr mixtures of those substances. Called also a eutectic mixture.

Syn: eutectic mixture. [WordNet 1.5] ||


a. 1 Describing the chemical composition 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. 2 (context chemistry English) Describing the thermodynamic equilibrium conditions where a liquid coexists with two solid phases. n. 1 A material that has the composition of an eutectic mixture or eutectic alloy 2 The temperature of the eutectic point


n. a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point

Usage examples of "eutectic".

Rubber Bible to hand as the fearless author juggles with triple points or the properties of ammonial ice eutectics.

Oh, there was a good deal of natural alloying, with a lot of eutectic alloys present, alloys with particularly low melting points.