Definition of silicon carbide in English:

silicon carbide

Line breaks: sili|con car|bide

noun

[mass noun]
  • A hard refractory crystalline compound of silicon and carbon; carborundum.
    • Chemical formula: SiC
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    • A compound known as silicon carbide, also known as carborundum, is one of the hardest substances known.
    • In what may be the most important chemical discovery since silicon itself, Toyota researchers have found a way to create uniform crystals with silicon and carbon, silicon carbide.
    • The most common abrasives include aluminum oxide and silicon carbide.

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