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chro·mi·um

 (krō′mē-əm)
n. Symbol Cr
A lustrous, hard, steel-gray metallic element, resistant to tarnish and corrosion and found primarily in chromite. It is used in the hardening of steel alloys and the production of stainless steels, in corrosion-resistant decorative platings, and as a pigment in glass. Atomic number 24; atomic weight 51.996; melting point 1,907°C; boiling point 2,671°C; specific gravity 7.15; valence 2, 3, 6. See Periodic Table.

[From French chrome; see chrome.]
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chromium

(ˈkrəʊmɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a hard grey metallic element that takes a high polish, occurring principally in chromite: used in steel alloys and electroplating to increase hardness and corrosion-resistance. Symbol: Cr; atomic no: 24; atomic wt: 51.9961; valency: 2, 3, or 6; relative density: 7.18–7.20; melting pt: 1863±20°C; boiling pt: 2672°C
[C19: from New Latin, from French: chrome]
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chro•mi•um

(ˈkroʊ mi əm)

n.
1. a lustrous metallic element used in making alloy steels hard and corrosion-resistant and in plating other metals. Symbol: Cr; at. wt.: 51.996; at. no.: 24; sp. gr.: 7.1.
2. (not in technical use) chrome (def. 2).
[1800–10; Latinization of French chrome]
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chro·mi·um

(krō′mē-əm)
Symbol Cr A hard, shiny, steel-gray metallic element that does not rust or become dull easily. It is used to plate other metals, to harden steel, and to make stainless steel and other alloys. Atomic number 24. See Periodic Table.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chromium - a hard brittle multivalent metallic elementchromium - a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
chromite - a brownish-black mineral; the major source of chromium
chrome - another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments
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Translations
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хром
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kroom
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クロム
chromas
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chromium

[ˈkrəʊmɪəm]
A. Ncromo m
B. CPD chromium plating Ncromado m
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chromium

[ˈkrəʊmiəm] nchrome m chromium platingchromium plating nchromage m
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chromium

nChrom nt

chromium

:
chromium plate
nChromschicht f
chromium-plated
adjverchromt
chromium plating
nVerchromung f
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chromium

[ˈkrəʊmɪəm] chrome [krəʊm] ncromo (also chromium plating) → cromatura
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chromium

(ˈkrəumiəm) noun
a metallic element used in various metal alloys.
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chromium

n cromo
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