Definition of recalescence in English:

recalescence

Line breaks: re|cal¦es¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌriːkəˈlɛs(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass noun] Metallurgy
  • A temporary rise in temperature during cooling of a metal, caused by a change in crystal structure.
    More example sentences
    • Kelton suspected that the first recalescence signaled the formation of the alloy's metastable icosahedral phase, followed five seconds later by the formation of the C14 Laves phase.
    • The recalescence point is lower than the decalescence point by anywhere from 85 to 215 degrees F.
    • I showed that recalescence and the disappearance of magnetisability in iron and steel occurred at about the same temperature.

Derivatives

recalescent

adjective
More example sentences
  • The wound becomes toughened with a light ordering that is recalescent.
  • When the recalescent event was recognized in the pre-set temperature range, power was automatically switched off.

Origin

late 19th century: from re- 'again' + Latin calescere 'grow hot' + -ence.

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