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

 

neodymium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌniːəʊˈdɪmiəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌniːoʊˈdɪmiəm//
 
[uncountable] (symbol Nd)
 
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a chemical element. Neodymium is a silver-white metal. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from neo- ‘new’ + a shortened form of didymium.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: neodymium