Definitions for recalescence

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  1. recalescence(Noun)

    an increase in temperature that occurs while cooling metal through a range of temperatures in which change in structure occurs

  2. Origin: From Latin recalescere ("to grow warm again"), from re- + calescere ("to grow warm"), inchoative of calēre ("to be warm"). In use since at least 1873 (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, published 1985).

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Recalescence

    A phenomenon occurring during the cooling of a mass of steel, when it suddenly emits heat and grows more luminous for an instant. It is a phase of latent heat, and marks apparently the transition from a non-magnetizable to a magnetiz  able condition.


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