Carborundum definition

  • others:
    • A trademark useful for an abrasive of silicon carbide crystals.
    • A beautiful crystalline mixture, silicon carbide (SiC), composed of carbon and silicon in combination; -- also referred to as carbon silicide. It's made by home heating carbon and sand collectively in an electrical furnace. The commercial article is dark-colored and iridescent. Its more difficult than emery, and is made use of as an abrasive.
  • noun:
    • Crystals of silicon carbide made use of as an abrasive.
    • Silicon carbide, SiC, something of electric furnace utilized as an abrasive material.
    • an abrasive consists of silicon carbide crystals

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