Definition of Chromium

1. Noun. A hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 24, Cr
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Chromite
Specialized synonyms: Chrome

Definition of Chromium

1. n. 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 chief commercial importance is for its compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico printing. Called also chrome.

Definition of Chromium

1. Proper noun. An open source web browser developed by Google[ "Google Chrome is built with open source code from Chromium."] ¹

2. Noun. A metallic chemical element (''symbol'' Cr) with an atomic number of 24. ¹

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Definition of Chromium

1. a metallic element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chromium

1. A trace element that plays a role in glucose metabolism. It has the atomic symbol cr, atomic number 24, and atomic weight 52. According to the fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp85-002,1985), chromium and some of its compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. Chemical name: Chromium (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromium

chromium(VI) reductase
chromium alloys
chromium compounds
chromium dioxide
chromium isotopes
chromium plate
chromium plating
chromium radioisotopes
chromium sesquioxide

Literary usage of Chromium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"The time required is considerable, hence it was desirable to devise a more rapid way for determining both chromium and vanadium without resorting to this ..."

2. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1921)
"The most important alloys containing iron, with regard to high tonnage, are the nickel-chromium steels. Straight nickel steel was introduced about the year ..."

3. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"The Manufacture of Simple Chromium Steels is carried on by the open hearth, ... At the temperature of molten steel, chromium is capable of reducing iron ..."

4. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"A normal sol. ot Na-jS/ >3 may ho used to advantage with 1 gram samples of chromium salts or hydrates, where Cr exceeds 10%. 1 M. Groger, Zeit. anal. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"In the electro, motive series, the active chromium immediately follows zmc^the ... Chromium carbide boils at 2270° C., and the, vapour consiste entirely of ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"By further refining, however, with a double oxide of chromium and calcium, the pure metal is ... Í Nickel chromium alloys with less than 90 pc nickel are ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"Insol. in mineral acids. (Dieckmann.) Chromium ... Chromous bromide hydrazine, Chromium carbide, < Y,t ' (Moissan, CR 1894, 119. 187. ..."

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