helium Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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heliumnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhiː.li.əm/ (symbol He)
a ​chemicalelement that is a ​gaslighter than ​air, that will not ​burn and is used in balloons, airships, and some ​types of ​lights
(Definition of helium from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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heliumnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhi·li·əm/
a ​gas, one of the ​chemicalelements, that is ​lighter than ​air and will not ​burn
(Definition of helium from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “helium”
in Korean 헬륨…
in Arabic غاز الهيليوم…
in Malaysian helium…
in French hélium…
in Russian гелий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氦…
in Italian elio…
in Turkish helyum gazı…
in Polish hel…
in Spanish helio…
in Vietnamese khí hêli…
in Portuguese hélio…
in Thai ก๊าซเฉื่อยชนิดหนึ่งไม่มีสี ไม่มีกลิ่น มีสัญลักษณ์คือ He…
in German das Helium…
in Catalan heli…
in Japanese ヘリウム(空気よりも軽い不燃性ガス)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氦…
in Indonesian helium…
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