ti·​ta·​ni·​um | \tī-ˈtā-nē-əm, tə- also -ˈta-nē-əm, -ˈtan-yəm\

Definition of titanium 

: a silvery-gray light strong metallic element obtained from ilmenite and rutile and used especially in alloys and combined in refractory materials, pigments, and coatings — see Chemical Elements Table

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For example, a fork and knife from your kitchen work just as well as a camping-specific titanium spork that runs $12. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "6 Tips for Making Outdoorsy Activities More Affordable," 20 Oct. 2018 Emergency brain surgery followed, along with an unfashionable titanium plate and a mandatory week in bed. Jesse Kornbluth, ELLE Decor, "Carolyne Roehm Is the O.G. Lifestyle Maven and Her New Book Shows Why She Still Inspires," 18 Oct. 2018 There was a metallic base coat in purple or titanium or platinum. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Marc Jacobs Had Over 35 Models Dye Their Hair For His Spring 2019 Show," 12 Sep. 2018 The base structure of the heat shield is a titanium truss covered with a composite substrate (or skin) that has several layers of carbon fiber. Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, "NASA's Orion Spacecraft Gets Heat Shield for Daring Test Flight to the Moon," 21 Aug. 2018 His team of 15 specialists helped create a nasal passage for Stubblefield, as well as patch her face and form jawbones using her fibula and titanium. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Face transplant gives woman 'second chance' 3 years after suicide attempt," 14 Aug. 2018 Photo: Getty Images (Originally published June 14, 2017) Arconic makes aluminum and titanium parts for the aerospace, automotive, building and energy industries. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "Arconic Shops Unit That Made Panels in Grenfell Fire," 31 July 2018 Colorists then used a shadow root technique to create depth, followed by a metallic base (in purple, titanium, or platinum), and then the final pastel dye. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "37 Models Dyed Their Hair for the Marc Jacobs New York Fashion Week 2018 Show," 13 Sep. 2018 With a titanium-and-ceramic body and a very small camera notch, Essential Phone is still very much a flagship phone. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "You can try out a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie with more than 50% off the Essential Phone," 20 Aug. 2018

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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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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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