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Melting point   /mˈɛltɪŋ pɔɪnt/   Listen
Melting point

The temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid.  Synonym: freezing point.

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"Melting point" Quotes from Famous Books

... consists of charging the crucible with steel scrap, pig iron, iron ore, and lime of the proper quality and in the right proportions, placing this material on the hearth of the furnace. Combined arc and resistance heating is applied to raise the charge to the melting point. The current is of 120 volts or the same as that used in an ordinary incandescent lighting circuit, but is alternating and of 4,000 amperes. This is for a three-ton furnace. As the material melts the lime and silicates form a slag which fuses rapidly and covers the iron and steel in ...
— The Story Of Electricity • John Munro

Words linked to "Melting point" :   freezing point, temperature

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