Beryllium meaning

bə-rĭl'ē-əm
A hard, silver-white, metallic chemical element, one of the alkaline-earth metals, found only in combination with others: it forms strong, hard, lightweight alloys with several metals: symbol, Be; at. no. 4
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A high-melting, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, rigid, steel-gray metallic element used as an aerospace structural material, as a moderator and reflector in nuclear reactors, and in a copper alloy used for springs, electrical contacts, and nonsparking tools. Atomic number 4; atomic weight 9.0122; melting point 1,287°C; boiling point 2,470°C; specific gravity 1.848; valence 2.
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A hard, lightweight, steel-gray metallic element of the alkaline-earth group, found in various minerals, especially beryl. It has a high melting point and is corrosion-resistant. Beryllium is used to make sturdy, lightweight alloys and aerospace structural materials. It is also used as a neutron moderator in nuclear reactors. Atomic number 4; atomic weight 9.0122; melting point 1,278°C; boiling point 2,970°C; specific gravity 1.848; valence 2.
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The chemical element with an atomic number of 4; a light metal with specialist industrial applications.
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Origin of beryllium

  • From beryl
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From New Latin beryllium, from beryllus, from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (berullos, “beryl”), + -ium.
    From Wiktionary