Definition of chromium in English:


Syllabification: chro·mi·um
Pronunciation: /ˈkrōmēəm


  • The chemical element of atomic number 24, a hard white metal used in stainless steel and other alloys. (Symbol: Cr)
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    • 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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