a solid, homogeneous mixture of substances, as glass or certain alloys.
(in a crystal structure) the more or less complete substitution of one kind of atom, ion, or molecule for another that is chemically different but similar in size and shape; isomorphism.
(chem) a crystalline material in which two or more elements or compounds share a common lattice
A uniform mixture of substances in solid form. Solid solutions often consist of two or more types of atoms or molecules that share a crystal lattice, as in certain metal alloys. Much of the steel used in construction, for example, is actually a solid solution of iron and carbon. The carbon atoms, which fit neatly within the iron’s crystal lattice, add strength to its structure.
noun 1. the states of the southern U.S. that traditionally supported the Democratic Party after the Civil War.
adjective, Electronics. 1. designating or pertaining to electronic devices, as transistors or crystals, that can control current without the use of moving parts, heated filaments, or vacuum gaps. noun 1. (modifier) (of an electronic device) activated by a semiconductor component in which current flow is through solid material rather than in a vacuum 2. (modifier) […]
- Solid-state physics
[kuh n-denst-mat-er] /kənˈdɛnstˌmæt ər/ noun 1. the branch of physics that deals with the macroscopic physical properties of matter, especially solids; the study of the electromagnetic, structural, and thermodynamic properties of solids. 2. this study applied to crystalline solids, amorphous solids, and liquids. solid-state physics noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned […]
[sol-i-duhng-yuh-lit, -leyt] /ˌsɒl ɪˈdʌŋ yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective, Zoology. 1. having a single, undivided hoof on each foot, as a horse. noun 2. Also called soliped. a solidungulate animal.