Meaning of “beryllium” in the English Dictionary

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"beryllium" in British English

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berylliumnoun [ U ]

uk /bəˈrɪl.i.əm/ us /bəˈrɪl.i.əm/ symbol Be

Examples from literature

  • The volcanoes we shot three months ago yielded a fine flow of lava with all sorts of metals—nickel, beryllium, vanadium, chromium, iridium, as well as copper and iron. 
  • There are considerable deposits of beryllium, and they occur in high concentration in its ores. 

(Definition of “beryllium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beryllium" in American English

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berylliumnoun [ U ]

/bəˈrɪl·i·əm/

chemistry a hard, light, gray chemical element that is a metal and is used to make strong alloys (= mixtures of metals)

(Definition of “beryllium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)