Dictionary

lithium niobate

noun lithium ni·o·bate \-ˈnī-ə-ˌbāt\

Definition of LITHIUM NIOBATE

:  a crystalline material LiNbO3 whose physical properties change in response to pressure or the presence of an electric field and which is used in fiber optics and as a synthetic gemstone

Origin of LITHIUM NIOBATE

niobium + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1966

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: lithium perchloratePrevious Word in the Dictionary: lithium–ion batteryAll Words Near: lithium niobate
May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears