Definition of Chemical element
1. Noun. Any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter.
Generic synonyms: Substance
Terms within: Atom
Specialized synonyms: Allotrope, Transuranic Element, Argonon, Inert Gas, Noble Gas, Metal, Metallic Element, Nonmetal, Transactinide, Ac, Actinium, Atomic Number 89, Ar, Argon, Atomic Number 18, Arsenic, As, Atomic Number 33, Astatine, At, Atomic Number 85, Atomic Number 107, Bh, Bohrium, Element 107, Atomic Number 5, B, Boron, Atomic Number 35, Br, Bromine, Atomic Number 6, C, Carbon, Atomic Number 17, Chlorine, Cl, Atomic Number 110, Darmstadtium, Ds, Element 110, Atomic Number 105, Db, Dubnium, Element 105, Hahnium, Atomic Number 9, F, Fluorine, Atomic Number 32, Ge, Germanium, Atomic Number 108, Element 108, Hassium, Hs, Atomic Number 2, He, Helium, Atomic Number 1, H, Hydrogen, Atomic Number 53, I, Iodin, Iodine, Atomic Number 36, Kr, Krypton, Atomic Number 103, Lawrencium, Lr, Atomic Number 109, Element 109, Meitnerium, Mt, Atomic Number 101, Md, Mendelevium, Mv, Atomic Number 10, Ne, Neon, Atomic Number 7, N, Nitrogen, Atomic Number 102, No, Nobelium, Atomic Number 8, O, Oxygen, Atomic Number 15, P, Phosphorus, Atomic Number 94, Plutonium, Pu, Atomic Number 86, Radon, Rn, Atomic Number 111, Element 111, Rg, Roentgenium, Atomic Number 104, Element 104, Rf, Rutherfordium, Unnilquadium, Unq, Atomic Number 106, Element 106, Seaborgium, Sg, Atomic Number 34, Se, Selenium, Atomic Number 14, Si, Silicon, Atomic Number 16, S, Sulfur, Sulphur, Atomic Number 52, Te, Tellurium, Atomic Number 112, Element 112, Ununbium, Uub, Atomic Number 116, Element 116, Ununhexium, Uuh, Atomic Number 115, Element 115, Ununpentium, Uup, Atomic Number 114, Element 114, Ununquadium, Uuq, Atomic Number 113, Element 113, Ununtrium, Uut, Atomic Number 54, Xe, Xenon, Trace Element
Definition of Chemical element
1. Noun. (chemistry) Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction. Chemical elements consist of atoms which have the same number of protons. ¹
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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"BROMINE [bro'-min], chemical element, III. 307. Sources, 2 c. Preparation, 808, 1 b. Properties and uses, 2 b. Discovery of, in sea water, II. ..."
2. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1876)
"GALLIUM, A SUPPOSED NEW chemical element. Lecoq de Boisbaudran announced to the French Academy, on the 27th of August, that he had discovered a new chemical ..."
3. Chemistry of Familiar Things by Samuel Schmucker Sadtler (1920)
"CHAPTER THE chemical element JN SCENERY MOST people enjoy scenic effects in Nature; a certain number of people appreciate fine scenery; but few know it in ..."
4. Science and Life: Aberdeen Adresses by Frederick Soddy (1920)
"... THE chemical element AS ENLARGED BY THE STUDY OF RADIOACTIVE CHANGE1 THE Council of the Chemical Society have honoured me with the invitation to deliver ..."