ti·​ta·​ni·​um tī-ˈtā-nē-əm How to pronounce titanium (audio)
-ˈta-nē-əm How to pronounce titanium (audio)
: a silvery-gray light strong metallic element with atomic number 22 obtained from ilmenite and rutile and used especially in alloys, refractory materials, pigments, and medical and dental devices see Chemical Elements Table

Examples of titanium in a Sentence

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Word History


New Latin, from Greek Titan

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titanium was in 1796

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“Titanium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titanium. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


ti·​ta·​ni·​um tī-ˈtān-ē-əm How to pronounce titanium (audio)
: a silvery gray light strong metallic element found combined in various minerals and used especially in alloys (as in steel) see element

Medical Definition


tī-ˈtān-ē-əm, tə- also -ˈtan-
: a silvery gray light strong metallic element found combined in ilmenite and rutile and used especially in alloys (as steel) and combined in refractory materials and in coatings
symbol Ti
see Chemical Elements Table

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