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ferrosilicon

[fer-oh-sil-i-kuh n, -kon] /ˌfɛr oʊˈsɪl ɪ kən, -ˌkɒn/
noun
1.
a ferroalloy containing up to 95 percent silicon.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; ferro- + silicon
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Examples from the web for ferrosilicon
  • Of those companies, three produced ferrosilicon in four plants.
  • In the form of ferrosilicon, silicon is used for deoxidizing and as a strengthening alloy in the production of iron and steel.
  • Of those companies, four produced ferrosilicon in four plants.
  • However, ferrosilicon is made from scrap steel and quartzite in the presence of metallurgical coal as the reducing agent.
  • There was also a significant increase in demand for silica gravel which is used for the production of silicon and ferrosilicon.
British Dictionary definitions for ferrosilicon

ferrosilicon

/ˌfɛrəʊˈsɪlɪkən/
noun
1.
an alloy of iron and silicon, used in making cast iron and steel
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