Meaning of “cadmium” in the English Dictionary


"cadmium" in English

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cadmiumnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæd.mi.əm/ us /ˈkæd.mi.əm/ symbol Cd

Examples from literature

  • An increased employment of cadmium for industrial purposes is expected to follow. 
  • Cadmium deposits a dull reddish incrustation around the assay. 
  • The cadmium molecule, as shown by determinations of the density of its vapour, is monatomic. 
  • The heating of the liquid prevents the solution of iron, manganese, and cadmium. 
  • The salts of cadmium closely resemble those of zinc. 

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