silicon carbide

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a very hard bluish-black crystalline solid, used as an abrasive and refractory, and in pure form as a semiconductor.

Cars & Driving

  • noun material of excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance used in bearings and mechanical seals

Construction

  • An artificial product (SiC), granules of which may be embedded in concrete surfaces to increase resistance to wear or as a means of reducing skidding or slipping on stair treads or pavement. silicon carbide is also used as an abrasive in saws and drills for cutting concrete and masonry.

Electronics

  • Very hard bluish-black crystals whose chemical formula is SiC. It is used in semiconductors, in rugged high-temperature electronics, optics, ceramics, and as an abrasive.
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