Definition of neodymium
: a silver-white to yellow metallic element of the rare-earth group that is used especially in magnets and lasers — see element table
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Yttrium and neodymium are alloyed to make the magnets in turbines for windmills.
Two 40mm neodymium-magnet drivers deliver rich sound, with deep (but not overpowering) bass.
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Origin and Etymology of neodymium
New Latin, from ne- + -dymium (from didymium)
First Known Use: 1885See Words from the same year
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