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Syllabification: ti·tan·ic
Pronunciation: /tīˈtanik
 
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adjective

Of exceptional strength, size, or power: a series of titanic explosions
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  • Wilson depicted the struggles of African Americans with a lyrical beauty and captured the lives of those who lived on the edges of the society with a dignity that was worthy of the titanic power of any character in Greek drama.
  • For instance, unless an effective Museum of the Deep comes up, the titanic power of the ocean will again become a fading memory in most people's minds.
  • This symbolised the titanic battle between the powers of good and evil.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'relating to the sun'): from Greek titanikos, from Titan (see Titan).

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  • In Greek mythology the Titans were gigantic gods who were the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Zeus, son of their leader Cronus, rose up against his father and defeated them to became chief god. They were the source of titanic, ‘of exceptional strength, size, or power’. The most immediate association of the word nowadays is with the Titanic, the British passenger liner that was the largest ship in the world at her launch and supposedly unsinkable. She struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives. In 1976 Rogers Morton, President Ford's campaign manager said, after losing five of the last six primaries ‘I'm not going to rearrange the furniture on the deck of the Titanic’. Although references similar to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic have been recorded earlier than this, this comment popularized the concept.

Derivatives

titanically

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Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • In the two stories and one novella, human passions become frighteningly, titanically powerful.
  • I doubt if there was a room anywhere in the world that night with more titanically lusted-after people in it.
  • Tim pointed out that the wine list was titanically overpriced and deeply unimaginative.

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titanic2

Syllabification: ti·tan·ic
Pronunciation: /tīˈtanik
 
/

adjective

Chemistry
Of titanium with a valence of four; of titanium(IV). Compare with titanous.
Example sentences
  • It has been permitted to form a joint venture for the manufacture of synthetic rutyl and titanic dioxide.

Origin

early 19th century: from titanium + -ic.

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  • In Greek mythology the Titans were gigantic gods who were the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Zeus, son of their leader Cronus, rose up against his father and defeated them to became chief god. They were the source of titanic, ‘of exceptional strength, size, or power’. The most immediate association of the word nowadays is with the Titanic, the British passenger liner that was the largest ship in the world at her launch and supposedly unsinkable. She struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives. In 1976 Rogers Morton, President Ford's campaign manager said, after losing five of the last six primaries ‘I'm not going to rearrange the furniture on the deck of the Titanic’. Although references similar to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic have been recorded earlier than this, this comment popularized the concept.

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Syllabification: Ti·tan·ic
Pronunciation: /tīˈtanik
 
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A British passenger liner, the largest ship in the world when it was built and supposedly unsinkable, that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1,490 lives.

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