Definitions for eboniteˈɛb əˌnaɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. hard rubber, vulcanite, ebonite(noun)

    a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber

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  1. ebonite(Noun)

    The relatively hard product of vulcanizing natural rubber with sulfur; vulcanite

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ebonite(noun)

    a hard, black variety of vulcanite. It may be cut and polished, and is used for many small articles, as combs and buttons, and for insulating material in electric apparatus

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  1. Ebonite

    Ebonite was a brand name for very hard rubber first obtained by Charles Goodyear by vulcanizing rubber for prolonged periods. It is about 30% to 40% sulfur. Its name comes from its intended use as an artificial substitute for ebony wood. The material is known generically as hard rubber and has formerly been called "vulcanite", although that name now refers to the mineral vulcanite.

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  1. Ebonite

    Hard vulcanized India rubber, black in color. Specific resistance in ohms per cubic centimeter at 46º C. (115º F.): 34E15 (Ayrton); specific inductive capacity, (air = 1): 2.56 (Wüllner); 2.76 (Schiller); 3.15 (Boltzmann). It is used in electrical apparatus for supporting members such as pillars, and is an excellent material for frictional generation of potential. Its black color gives it its name, and is sometimes made a point of distinction from Vulcanite, q. v.

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