Solidus



noun, plural solidi
[sol-i-dahy] /ˈsɒl ɪˌdaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a gold coin of ancient Rome, introduced by Constantine and continued in the Byzantine Empire; bezant.
2.
(in medieval Europe) a money of account equal to 12 denarii.
Compare sol2 .
3.
virgule.
noun, Physical Chemistry.
1.
(on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a solid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the liquid solution, and therefore connecting melting temperatures of solid solutions.
noun (pl) -di (-ˌdaɪ)
1.
a technical name for slash (sense 12)
2.
a gold coin of the Byzantine empire
solidus
(sŏl’ĭ-dəs)
Plural solidi (sŏl’ĭ-dī’)
The maximum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a solid state. Above the solidus some or all of the mixture will be in a liquid state. See illustration at eutectic. Compare liquidus.

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