Definition of chromium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrəʊmiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkroʊmiəm//
[uncountable] (symbol Cr)
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a chemical element. Chromium is a hard grey metal that shines brightly when polished and is often used to cover other metals in order to prevent them from rusting. chromium-plated steel Word Originearly 19th cent.: from chrome + -ium.
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