Definition of zirconium in English:

zirconium

Line breaks: zir|co¦nium
Pronunciation: /zəːˈkəʊnɪəm
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
The chemical element of atomic number 40, a hard silver-grey metal of the transition series. (Symbol: Zr)
More example sentences
  • Sodium is also used as a chemical reducing agent in producing titanium, zirconium, niobium, and tantalum from their fused salts.
  • The process is not recommended for weld preparation for stainless steel, titanium, zirconium, and other similar metals without subsequent cleaning.
  • For deoxidation of carbon and low-alloy steels, aluminum, titanium, and zirconium are used.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from zircon.

Definition of zirconium in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
noun
a microscopic animal