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titanium Syllabification: ti·ta·ni·um
Pronunciation: /təˈtānēəm/
/tīˈtānēəm/

Definition of titanium in English:

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 22, a hard silver-gray metal of the transition series, used in strong, light, corrosion-resistant alloys. (Symbol: Ti)

One of the transition metals, titanium is a common element in the earth’s crust; the main sources are the minerals ilmenite and rutile. Very large quantities of the dioxide are manufactured for use as a white pigment in paper, paint, etc.

Example sentences
  • As is the case with steel, titanium is alloyed with other metals to increase its strength.
  • Fairly strong bonds of titanium with itself, copper, and steel have been produced.
  • Could you add carbon to titanium or vanadium to make them even harder and stronger?

Origin

Late 18th century: from Titan, on the pattern of uranium.

Words that rhyme with titanium

cranium, geranium, germanium, Herculaneum, uranium

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