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1. Of, relating to, or formed at the lowest possible temperature of solidification for any mixture of specified constituents. Used especially of an alloy whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy composed of the same constituents in different proportions.
2. Exhibiting the constitution or properties of such a solid.
1. A eutectic mixture, solution, or alloy.
2. The eutectic temperature.

[From Greek eutēktos, easily melted : eu-, eu- + tēktos, melted (from tēkein, to melt).]


1. (Chemistry) (of a mixture of substances, esp an alloy) having the lowest freezing point of all possible mixtures of the substances
2. (Chemistry) concerned with or suitable for the formation of eutectic mixtures
3. (Chemistry) a eutectic mixture
4. (Chemistry) the temperature on a phase diagram at which a eutectic mixture forms
[C19: from Greek eutēktos melting readily, from eu- + tēkein to melt]


(yuˈtɛk tɪk)

1. of greatest fusibility: said of an alloy or mixture whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy or mixture of the same ingredients.
2. of or pertaining to such a mixture or its properties: eutectic salts.
3. a eutectic substance.
[1880–85; < Greek eútēkt(os) easily melted, dissolved]
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Noun1.eutectic - a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
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Because of their low and constant melting temperatures, and the remarkable mechanical, optical, and electrical properties that they owe to their fine microstructures, eutectics are extensively used in metallurgical industries including casting and soldering.
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In solidification formation of eutectics of four morphological types in tungsten-molybdenum steels, which have wide range of solidification (1430-1235 [degrees]C), is possible: skeleton one (on the basis of carbide [M.
Melting and solidification behavior is much dependent on the formation of areas in the solder where different eutectics might solidify.
The melting and solidification behavior will depend largely upon the formation of areas in the solder where different eutectics might solidify.
His experiments, he said, showed that computer models ignore the presence of dendrites present in both eutectics, and that the models do not account for the different graphite precipitation rates in gray and ductile iron.