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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Fe mean? 

FE (noun)
  The noun FE has 1 sense:

1. a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood

  Familiarity information: FE used as a noun is very rare.


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FE (noun)


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Meaning:

A heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood

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Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 26; Fe; iron

Hypernyms ("Fe" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Fe"):

alpha iron (a magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade)

scrap iron (iron to be melted again and reworked)

pig iron (crude iron tapped from a blast furnace)

galvanized iron (iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust)

wrought iron (iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded)

cast iron (an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting)

ingot iron (iron of high purity)

delta iron (an allotrope of iron that is stable between 1403 degrees centigrade and the melting point (= 1532 degrees))

gamma iron (a nonmagnetic allotrope of iron that is the basis of austenite; stable between 906 and 1403 degrees centigrade)

beta iron (an allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic; stable between 768 and 906 degrees centigrade)

structural iron (iron that has been cast or worked in structural shapes)

Holonyms ("Fe" is a substance of...):

steel (an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range)

iron ore (an ore from which iron can be extracted)


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