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



BrE BrE//krəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//kroʊm//
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a hard shiny metal used especially as a covering which protects another metal; chromium or an alloy of chromium and other metals glittering modern buildings of chrome, steel and glass Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French, from Greek khrōma ‘colour’ (some chromium compounds having brilliant colours).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chrome

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