Meaning of “chromium” in the English Dictionary

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"chromium" in British English

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chromiumnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkrəʊ.mi.əm/ us /ˈkroʊ.mi.əm/ symbol Cr

Examples from literature

  • Prolonged heating and high temperatures have a very bad effect upon chromium steels. 
  • The combined action of tungsten and chromium in steel gives to it the remarkable property of maintaining its cutting edge at relatively high temperature. 
  • The following table shows the percentages of carbon, manganese, nickel, chromium and vanadium in typical steel alloys for engineering purposes. 
  • The nickel intensifies the physical characteristics of the chromium and the chromium has a similar effect on the nickel. 
  • When chromium is alloyed with tungsten, a very definite red-hardness is noticed with a great increase of cutting efficiency. 

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

"chromium" in American English

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chromiumnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkroʊ·mi·əm/

a hard, blue-gray, element used in combination with metals or put on a material to form a shiny covering

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