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



BrE BrE//ˈskændiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskændiəm//
[uncountable] (symbol Sc)
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a chemical element. Scandium is a silver-white metal found in various minerals. Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Scandia, contraction of Scandinavia (where minerals are found containing this element).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scandium