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noun 
  1. An allotrope of carbon consisting of planes of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal arrays with the planes stacked loosely. Used as a dry lubricant, and in lead pencils. Is edible.
  2. A composite plastic made with graphite fibers noted for light weight strength and stiffness.
  3. A grey colour.
Translations: 
  • French: graphite
  • German: Graphit
  • Italian: grafite
  • Spanish: grafito
Etymology: From German Graphit (A.G.Werner 1789), from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "I write".


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