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 Case options include titanium, pink gold or platinum. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 10 June 2021 This powder with a fuss-free self-dispensing brush has four simple ingredients: titanium and zinc oxide; mica and iron oxides and comes in 7 shades with an SPF of 30 and a clear shade that offers an SPF of 50. Bea Mcmonagle, Forbes, 29 May 2021 Made of niobium-tin and niobium-titanium, the poloidal magnets are the only ITER components manufactured on-site. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2020 The color of the titanium was then transformed, through anodization, into purple hues designed to perfectly complement the vivid depths of the red rubies. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Not ones to rest at the peak, Chin and Panerai have teamed up to design their first watch together, an adventure-ready 47 mm titanium Submersible Chrono Flyback that’s water resistant up to 1,000 feet and sports a three-day power reserve. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 15 May 2021 The design was inspired by classic signets and comes in either a titanium or platinum setting. CNN, 3 May 2021 The streamlined Charles Tiffany Setting features round-brilliant and emerald-cut diamonds in titanium and platinum rings with architectural details. Jill Newman, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 The new technique builds on team members’ previous research, including a 2016 paper that detailed different ways to add color to titanium and stainless steel surfaces. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Apr. 2021

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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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13 Jun 2021

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“Titanium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titanium. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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