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A material consisting of processed ceramic particles bonded with metal and used in high-strength and high-temperature applications. Also called ceramal.
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(Metallurgy) any of several materials consisting of a metal matrix with ceramic particles disseminated through it. They are hard and resistant to high temperatures. Also called: ceramal
[C20: from cer(amic) + met(al)]
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a durable, heat-resistant alloy formed by compacting and sintering a metal and a ceramic substance.
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