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See also: Graphite
Borrowed from German Graphit (A. G. Werner 1789), from Ancient Greek γράφω (gráphō, “I write”).
graphite (countable and uncountable, plural graphites)
- 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, in "lead" pencils, and as a moderator in some nuclear reactors.
- 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 4, in 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, resembling graphite or the marks made with a graphite pencil.
- (allotrope of carbon): plumbago, black lead
- (composite plastic): carbon fiber reinforced plastic, carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, graphite composite, CFRP, CRP
form of carbon
graphite (third-person singular simple present graphites, present participle graphiting, simple past and past participle graphited)
- (transitive) To apply graphite to.
- David Barthelmy (1997–2023), “Graphite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
- “graphite”, in Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2023.
graphite m (plural graphites)
- graphite (form of carbon)
- “graphite”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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