ni·​o·​bate | \ ˈnī-ə-ˌbāt How to pronounce niobate (audio) \

Definition of niobate

: a salt containing an anionic grouping of niobium and oxygen

Examples of niobate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of niobate

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for niobate

New Latin niobium + English -ate entry 1

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“Niobate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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