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chrome

noun \ ˈkrōm \
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of chrome

1 a : chromium
b : a chromium pigment
2 : something plated with an alloy of chromium

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Origin and Etymology of chrome

French, from Greek chrōma

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chrome

verb

Definition of chrome

chromed; chroming
transitive verb
1 : to treat with a compound of chromium (as in dyeing)
2 : chromize

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First Known Use of chrome

1876


-chrome

noun combining form or adjective combining form \ ˌkrōm \

Definition of -chrome

1 : colored thing
  • heliochrome
2 : coloring matter
  • urochrome

Origin and Etymology of -chrome

Medieval Latin -chromat-, -chroma colored thing, from Greek chrōmat-, chrōma


CHROME Defined for English Language Learners

chrome

noun

Definition of chrome for English Language Learners

  • : a type of metal that is used to cover other metals in order to make them shiny


CHROME Defined for Kids

chrome

noun \ ˈkrōm \

Definition of chrome for Students

1 : chromium
2 : something plated with an alloy of chromium

Medical Dictionary

chrome

noun \ ˈkrōm \

medical Definition of chrome

1 : chromium
2 : a chromium pigment


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