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Definition of "titanium" []

  • A strong, low-density, highly corrosion-resistant, lustrous white metallic element that occurs widely in igneous rocks and is used to alloy aircraft metals for low weight, strength, and high-temperature stability. Atomic number 22; atomic weight 47.87 melting point 1,660°C; boiling point 3,287°C; specific gravity 4.54; valence 2, 3, 4. See Table at element. (noun)
  • A strong malleable white metallic element, which is very corrosion-resistant and occurs in rutile and ilmenite. It is used in the manufacture of strong lightweight alloys, esp aircraft parts. Symbol: Ti; atomic no: 22; atomic wt: 47.88; valency: 2, 3, or 4; relative density: 4.54; melting pt: 1670±10°C; boiling pt: 3289°C (noun)

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Use "titanium" in a sentence
  • "Inspired by and named after actor James Gandolfini, the new Soarway Diver SEAL in titanium is the biggest, toughest, and most recognizable Kobold watch to date."
  • "Since titanium is one of the 9th most abundant metals around, it is relatively inexpensive, thus, it will usually cost less than platinum and sometimes less than gold."
  • "While titanium is not rare, it is one of the strongest materials around, compared to other materials of similar weight."