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

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Recent Examples on the Web Acura's mid-engine wedge forged new ground technologically with its aluminum body and suspension, an 8000-rpm V-6 sporting titanium connecting rods, and the first U.S. application of Honda's now ubiquitous VTEC variable valve control. Car and Driver, "The Greatest Cars of All Time: The Nineties," 3 July 2020 Then, as additional layers were added on top, temperatures in the crystalline layer would cycle back up, inducing the precipitation of the nickel-titanium particles. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Can you 3D print Damascus steel? Pretty much, yeah," 24 June 2020 Customers can also opt for a titanium harness bar and six-point harnesses from MSO. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "McLaren 720S Gets Special Edition for Anniversary of F1 GTR's Le Mans Win," 17 June 2020 Right now, in this lightweight, superbly designed titanium tool. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "Gifts for Grandpa that will make him smile on Father’s Day," 13 June 2020 Jenna Wingate, the zoo’s senior Africa keeper, rolled a newspaper into a funnel, lodged it inside the titanium tree trunk and poured into it the meerkat’s morning meal of about 40 crickets. Sarah Haselhorst, Cincinnati.com, "At the zoo, meerkats work for their dinner with the help of GE engineers and some titanium," 8 June 2020 This rear-deploying titanium head is unique in that the blades, once opened, lock together and pivot with the ferrule, theoretically steering around heavy bone and aiding penetration. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "The Best New Broadheads of the Year," 5 June 2020 The individual needles can prove hazardous, too, if not made from reputable materials such as titanium or surgical steel. Rhea Cartwright, refinery29.com, "At-Home Microneedling Is Riskier Than You Think," 27 May 2020 The hull required the forging of two slabs of titanium into perfect hemispheres. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Thirty-six Thousand Feet," 10 May 2020

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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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The first known use of titanium was in 1796

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6 Jul 2020

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“Titanium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titanium. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of titanium

: a very strong and light silvery metal


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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