Origin of chromiumModern Latin ; from French chrome ; from Classical Greek chrōma (see chroma) + -ium; so named (1797) by N.-L. Vauquelin, French chemist, its discoverer, because of its bright-colored compounds
Origin of chromiumFrom French chrome; see chrome.
(countable and uncountable, plural chromiums)
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Cr) with an atomic number of 24.
- An open source web browser developed by Google
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.