noun \tī-ˈtā-nē-əm, tə- also -ˈta-nē-əm, -ˈtan-yəm\

: a very strong and light silvery metal

Full Definition of TITANIUM

:  a silvery-gray light strong metallic element obtained from ilmenite and rutile and used especially in alloys and combined in refractory materials, pigments, and coatings — see element table

Origin of TITANIUM

New Latin, from Greek Titan
First Known Use: 1796

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noun \tī-ˈtān-ē-əm, tə- also -ˈtan-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TITANIUM

: a silvery gray light strong metallic element found combined in ilmenite and rutile and used especially in alloys (as steel) and combined in refractory materials and in coatings—symbol Ti; see element table


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Metallic chemical element, one of the transition elements, chemical symbol Ti, atomic number 22. A silvery gray, lightweight, high-strength, low-corrosion structural metal, it is found combined in almost all rocks and soils and in plants and animals, natural waters, and deep-sea dredgings. Its chief commercial ores are ilmenite and rutile. Its alloys are used for parts for high-speed aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and ships; in electrodes; in chemical, desalination, and food-handling equipment; and in prostheses. Its compounds, in which it has valence 2, 3, or 4, include titanium trichloride (used as a catalyst in polypropylene production), titanium dioxide (extensively used as a pigment—with the greatest hiding power of all white pigments—in paints, enamels, and lacquers), and titanium tetrachloride (used in skywriting, smoke screens, and as a catalyst).


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