Origin: Modern Latin ; from French chrome ; from Classical Greek chrōma (see chroma) plush -ium; so named (1797) by N.-L. Vauquelin, French chemist, its discoverer, because of its bright-colored compounds
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noun Symbol Cr
Origin: From French chrome; see chrome.
chromium - Computer Definition
Open source projects for developing Web browsers and Web-based operating systems. Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS are based on code from Chromium. The source code for Windows, Mac and Linux is available from the Chromium Web site (www.chromium.org). The Browser Is Two Modules The WebKit rendering engine displays and executes the Web page. Because it deals with untrusted content, it runs in a sandbox that prevents illegal system calls to be executed from the Web page. Via interprocess communications, the rendering engine interfaces with the browser kernel, which interacts with the operating system. If a Web application crashes, Chromium is able to cancel that operation without bringing down the browser and possibly the operating system. See WebKit, Chromebook and Chrome browser.
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chromium - Medical Definition
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chromium - Science Definition
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