Definition of ferrosilicon in English:


Syllabification: fer·ro·sil·i·con
Pronunciation: /ˌferōˈsilikən, -ˌkän


An alloy of iron and silicon used in the production of steel and some types of iron.
More example sentences
  • In the second process, the ore is converted to magnesium oxide, which is then treated with the alloy ferrosilicon.
  • One of the most common silicon-iron alloys, for example, is ferrosilicon.
  • The majority of such iron is made by treatment with ferrosilicon containing 5 or 10% magnesium.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
turned backward