ti·​ta·​ni·​um | \ tī-ˈtā-nē-əm How to pronounce titanium (audio) , tə- also -ˈta-nē-əm How to pronounce titanium (audio) , -ˈtan-yəm \

Definition of titanium

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web The company is a critical supplier of titanium to Airbus SE, the world’s biggest commercial jet maker. Laurence Norman, WSJ, 21 July 2022 Also on deck from Richard Mille is the very unusual RM-053 AM TI, a tourbillon with a suit-of-armor-like case made of titanium. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 14 July 2022 The reclusive Ponti tower was separated by a roadway from the Libeskind building, a pointed titanium shard that looks like a space ship that has crash-landed in the middle of Denver (and is sympathetic to neither the city nor its art). Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 According to a July 20 Seattle King 5 report, Ulis noticed that three pieces of an alloy made of titanium and antimony, two Earth elements, are among those particles. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 28 July 2022 Meanwhile, the pusher protectors and the twelve-sided bezel are in micro-blasted titanium, making the timepiece both light and strong—and water resistant to 20 ATM. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 15 July 2022 With bendable titanium frames and straight but snug arms that don't pinch behind my ears, Gresso sunglasses weigh just 16 grams. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 15 July 2022 In the first few minutes of Julia Ducournau’s jaw-dropper, a young girl is severely injured in a car crash and has a titanium plate fitted into her skull. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 12 May 2022 The parts of titanium and other materials are created layer by layer, each about as thin as a human hair, up to 20,000 layers, depending on a part’s design. New York Times, 3 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of titanium

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for titanium

New Latin, from Greek Titan

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ti·​ta·​ni·​um | \ tī-ˈtān-ē-əm, tə- also -ˈtan- \

Medical Definition of titanium

: 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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