Definition of chromium in English:


Line breaks: chro|mium
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊmɪəm


[mass noun]
The chemical element of atomic number 24, a hard white metal used in stainless steel and other alloys. (Symbol: Cr)
More example sentences
  • The metal can be, for example, titanium, tantalum, chromium, aluminium or tungsten.
  • However, nickel alloys containing chromium, titanium and aluminum will form a thin oxide film.
  • The most common of the special elements added to cast iron are nickel, chromium, copper and molybdenum.


early 19th century: from chrome + -ium.

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