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- An allotrope of carbon consisting of planes of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal arrays with the planes stacked loosely that is used as a dry lubricant and in "lead" pencils.
1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 4, Well Tackled!:
- Technical terms like ferrite, perlite, graphite, and hardenite were bandied to and fro, and when Paget glibly brought out such a rare exotic as ferro-molybdenum, Benson forgot that he was a master ship-builder, […]
- Short for graphite-reinforced plastic, a composite plastic made with graphite fibers noted for light weight strength and stiffness.
- Modern tennis racquets are made of graphite, fibreglass and other man-made materials.
- A grey colour.
- (allotrope of carbon): plumbago, black lead
- (composite plastic): carbon fiber reinforced plastic, carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, graphite composite, CFRP, CRP
form of carbon