a silvery or dark-gray, lustrous, metallic chemical element found in rutile and other minerals and used as a cleaning and deoxidizing agent in molten steel, and in the manufacture of aircraft, satellites, chemical equipment, etc.: symbol, Ti; at. no. 22
Origin of titaniumModL: arbitrary coinage (1796) by M. H. Klaproth (see tellurium) ; from Classical Greek Titanes, plural of Titan, Titan + -ium, by analogy with uranium
A strong, low-density, highly corrosion-resistant, lustrous white metallic element that occurs widely in igneous rocks and is used to alloy aircraft metals for low weight, strength, and high-temperature stability. Atomic number 22; atomic weight 47.87; melting point 1,668°C; boiling point 3,287°C; specific gravity 4.51; valence 2, 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
Origin of titaniumFrom Latin T&imacron;tan, Titan; see Titan.
(uncountable) (Symbol: Ti)
From Titan +"Ž -ium.