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Definition of ferrite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ferrite

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈferaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈferaɪt//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1 a chemical containing iron, used in electrical devices such as aerials / antennas
  2. 2a form of pure iron that is found in steel which contains low amounts of carbon
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin ferrum ‘iron’ + -ite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ferrite