Definition of scandium in English:

scandium

Line breaks: scan|dium
Pronunciation: /ˈskandɪəm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The chemical element of atomic number 21, a soft silvery-white metal generally included among the rare earth elements. (Symbol: Sc)
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    • Examples of transition metals include vanadium, chromium, iron, cobalt, manganese, nickel, scandium, yttrium, zirconium, silver, and gold.
    • In terms of materials, shooters can choose from carbon steel, stainless, aluminum, titanium and now scandium.
    • Gun construction has evolved from wood and steel to high-tech polymers and lightweight alloys like titanium and scandium.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Scandia, contraction of Scandinavia (where minerals are found containing this element).

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