Definition of face-centered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfāsˌsen(t)ərd/


Denoting a crystal structure in which there is an atom at each vertex and at the center of each face of the unit cell. Compare with body-centered.
Example sentences
  • Pure nickel is ductile and tough because it possesses a face-centered cube crystal structure up to its melting point.
  • These so-called face-centered cubic close-packed structures are common in metals such as aluminum, rhodium, iridium, copper, silver, and gold.
  • Between 417°C and its melting point of 1493°C, cobalt has a face-centered cubic structure.

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Syllabification: face-cen·tered

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