noun Etymology: Swedish, from tung heavy + sten stone Date: 1796 a gray-white heavy high-melting ductile hard polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and molybdenum in many of its properties and is used especially in carbide materials and electrical components (as lamp filaments) and in hardening alloys (as steel) — see element table

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  • Tungsten — (pronEng|ˈtʌŋstən), also known as wolfram (IPA|/ˈwʊlfrəm/), is a chemical element that has the symbol W and atomic number 74.A steel gray metal, tungsten is found in several ores, including wolframite and scheelite. It is remarkable for its… …   Wikipedia

  • tungsten — TÚNGSTEN s.n. (chim.) Wolfram. – Din fr. tungstène. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TÚNGSTEN s. v. wolfram. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  túngsten s. n. (sil. tung ) Tr …   Dicționar Român

  • Tungsten — Tung sten, n. [Sw. tungsten (cf. Dan. tungsteen, G. tungstein); tung heavy (akin to Dan. tung, Icel. [thorn]ungr) + sten stone. See {Stone}.] 1. (Chem.) A rare element of the chromium group found in certain minerals, as wolfram and scheelite, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tungsten — rare metallic element, 1796, from Swed. tungsten calcium tungstate, coined by its discoverer, Swedish chemist Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742 1786) from tung heavy + sten stone. Used earlier as the name for calcium tungstate (1770). Atomic symbol W is …   Etymology dictionary

  • tungsten — tùngsten m DEFINICIJA kem. naziv za volfram (u anglosaskoj jezičnoj praksi) ETIMOLOGIJA engl. tungsten …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tungsten — Symbol: W Atomic number: 74 Atomic weight: 183.85 White or grey metallic transition element, formerly called wolfram. Forms a protective oxide in air and can be oxidized at high temperature. First isolated by Jose and Fausto de Elhuyer in 1783 …   Elements of periodic system

  • tungsten — ► NOUN ▪ a hard steel grey metallic element with a very high melting point, used to make electric light filaments. ORIGIN Swedish, from tung heavy + sten stone …   English terms dictionary

  • tungsten — [tuŋ′stən] n. [Swed, lit., heavy stone, orig. name for scheelite, coined (1755) by A. F. Cronstedt (see NICKEL) < tung, heavy (< IE * tṇghu < base * ten , to pull > THIN) + sten, akin to OE stan, STONE; used (1783) for element… …   English World dictionary

  • tungsten — tungstenic /tung sten ik/, adj. /tung steuhn/, n. Chem. a rare, metallic element having a bright gray color, a metallic luster, and a high melting point, 3410° C, and found in wolframite, tungstite, and other minerals: used in alloys of high… …   Universalium

  • Tungsten — Der Begriff Tungsten (schwedisch harter Stein) wird für Folgendes verwendet: Modell Serie von Palm, einer Firma für tragbare Computer, siehe Tungsten (PDA) eine Gemeinde im kanadischen Territorium Nordwest Territorien, siehe Tungsten (Nordwest… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tungsten — Tụngs|ten 〈m.; s; unz.〉 = Wolfram [<engl. <schwed. tungsten „Wolfram“ <tung „schwer“ + sten „Stein“] * * * Tung|sten [schwed. tung = schwer, fest u. sten = Stein]: im angloamer., frz. u. romanischen Sprachbereich üblicher Name für ↑… …   Universal-Lexikon

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