Meaning of solidus


Pronunciation: (sol'i-dus), [key]
— pl. -di
  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. Cf..
  3. virgule.


Pronunciation: (sol'i-dus), [key]
— n. Physical Chem.
  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. Cf.
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