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ˈfɛr aɪtfer·rite

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  1. ferritenoun

    a solid solution in which alpha iron is the solvent


  1. ferritenoun

    the interstitial solid solution of carbon in body-centered cubic iron

  2. ferritenoun

    any of a class of metal oxides which show ferrimagnetism; used in transformers, inductors, antennas, recording heads, microwave devices, motors and loudspeakers

  3. ferritenoun

    The anion FeO, and any of the salts (formally derived from the unknown ferrous acid) derived from it

  4. Etymology: from ferrum, from (compare),.


  1. ferrite

    Ferrite, in metallurgy and material science, refers to a component or phase of iron-based alloys that has a body-centered cubic crystal structure and is rich in iron. It exhibits properties such as relatively high solidity, magnetic strength, and electrical resistivity, and can occur naturally or be manufactured for various applications, such as in electronic devices, permanent magnets, or industrial alloys.


  1. Ferrite

    Ferrite, also known as α-ferrite or alpha iron, is a materials science term for pure iron, with a body-centered cubic crystal structure. It is this crystalline structure which gives steel and cast iron their magnetic properties, and is the classic example of a ferromagnetic material. It has a strength of 280 N/mm² and a hardness of approximately 80 Brinell. Mild steel consist mostly of ferrite, with increasing amounts of pearlite as the carbon content is increased. Since bainite and pearlite each have ferrite as a component, any iron-carbon alloy will contain some amount of ferrite if it is allowed to reach equilibrium at room temperature. The exact amount of ferrite will depend on the cooling processes the iron-carbon alloy undergoes as it cools from liquid state. In pure iron, ferrite is stable below 910 °C. Above this temperature the face-centred cubic form of iron, austenite is stable. Above 1,390 °C, up to the melting point at 1,539 °C, the body-centred cubic crystal structure is again the more stable form of delta-ferrite. Ferrite above the critical temperature A2 of 771 °C, where it is paramagnetic rather than ferromagnetic, is beta ferrite or beta iron. The term beta iron is seldom used because it is crystallographically identical to, and its phase field contiguous with, α-Fe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ferrite in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ferrite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. ultimo
    • B. elusive
    • C. equivalent
    • D. ravening

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