ni·​o·​bate ˈnī-ə-ˌbāt How to pronounce niobate (audio)
: a salt containing an anionic grouping of niobium and oxygen

Examples of niobate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group fabricated their device using CFRP, sodium potassium niobate (KNN) nanoparticles, and epoxy resin. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Nov. 2023 The 794 nm photon interacts with a lithium-niobate crystal doped with thulium, so that the photon’s state becomes stored in the crystal. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 19 June 2019

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Word History


New Latin niobium + English -ate entry 1

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of niobate was in 1845

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“Niobate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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