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carborundum

English translation: substance name, the name of a substance

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Latin term or phrase:carborundum
English translation:substance name, the name of a substance
Entered by: Will Matter
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23:35 Apr 7, 2004
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Latin term or phrase: carborundum
just curious as to what the term "carborundum" means
cheryl
substance name
Explanation:
it's the exact name of a certain substance whose main feature is that it is very hard, i believe it is a 9 on the Mohs scale (well-known scale to indicate the relative hardness of various substances) and diamond is a 10.
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Will Matter
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Local time: 12:56
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substance name


Explanation:
it's the exact name of a certain substance whose main feature is that it is very hard, i believe it is a 9 on the Mohs scale (well-known scale to indicate the relative hardness of various substances) and diamond is a 10.

Will Matter
United States
Local time: 12:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Valentini Mellas
4 hrs
  -> efharisto!

agree  giogi: yes, it's silicon carbide...
7 hrs
  -> grazie!

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
7 hrs
  -> thank you!

agree  Vulcan27
9 days
  -> thank you.

agree  Daniel Mencher
10 days
  -> thanks.
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