chromium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from French chrome Date: 1807 a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating — see element table

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  • chromium — [krō′mē əm] n. [ModL < Fr chrome < Gr chrōma (see CHROMA) + IUM; so named (1797) by N. L. Vauquelin, Fr chemist, its discoverer, because of its bright colored compounds] a grayish white, crystalline, very hard, metallic chemical element… …   English World dictionary

  • Chromium — Chro mi*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? color.] (Chem.) A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty. Its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chromium — (Chrommetall), so v. w. Chrom …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chromium — Symbol: Cr Atomic number: 24 Atomic weight: 51.996 Hard silvery transition element. Used in decorative electroplating. Discovered in 1797 by Vauquelin …   Elements of periodic system

  • chromium — metallic element, 1807, with metallic elemental suffix ium + Fr. chrome, the name proposed for the new element by Fourcroy and Haüy, from Gk. chroma color (see CHROME (Cf. chrome)). So called for its colorful compounds. Related: Chromite …   Etymology dictionary

  • chromium — ► NOUN ▪ a hard white metallic chemical element used in stainless steel and other alloys …   English terms dictionary

  • Chromium — This article is about the chemical element. For other uses, see Chromium (disambiguation). vanadium ← chromium → manganese ↑ Cr ↓ Mo …   Wikipedia

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  • chromium — /kroh mee euhm/, n. 1. a lustrous, hard, brittle, metallic element used in alloy steels for hardness and corrosion resistance, as in stainless steel, and for plating other metals: chromium salts are used as pigments and mordants. Symbol: Cr; at.… …   Universalium

  • Chromium — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « chromium », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Chromium (qui en anglais désigne le chrome en …   Wikipédia en Français

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