telluride

noun
tel·​lu·​ride | \ ˈtel-yə-ˌrīd How to pronounce telluride (audio) \

Definition of telluride

: a binary compound of tellurium with a more electropositive element or group

Examples of telluride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Copper telluride, shown here, is produced in a new process at Rio Tinto's Kennecott copper operation. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Its solar cells rely on a coating of cadmium and telluride. Bob Davis, WSJ, 21 June 2021 Previous thermoelectric material compositions were made up of cadmium, telluride or mercury—elements that were all toxic to humans and, according to Saini’s research, not as stable as the Ca3Co4Og combination. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, 10 Apr. 2017 Goodyear is looking to use thermoelectric materials (like bismuth telluride and tin selenide), to generate electricity from the difference between the hottest and coolest parts of the rubber. Alex Davies, WIRED, 12 Mar. 2015 Previous thermoelectric material compositions were made up of cadmium, telluride or mercury—elements that were all toxic to humans and, according to Saini’s research, not as stable as the Ca3Co4Og combination. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, 10 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of telluride

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Telluride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telluride. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Telluride geographical name

Tel·​lu·​ride | \ ˈtel-yə-ˌrīd How to pronounce Telluride (audio) \

Definition of Telluride

town in the San Juan Mountains, southwestern Colorado population 2325

Note: Founded as a mining camp, Telluride flourished with the discovery of silver, gold, copper, iron, lead, and zinc nearby. Today it is a ski resort with numerous upscale seasonal homes.

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