Origin of indiumModL: so named (1863) by F. Reich (1799-1882) and H. T. Richter (1824-98), German metallurgists from Classical Latin indicum, indigo + -ium, because of the two indigo lines in its spectrum
Origin of indiumind(igo) -ium ( so called from the indigo-blue lines in its spectrum )
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- A metallic chemical element (symbol In) with an atomic number of 49.
From ind(igo) + -ium, from the indigo lines in its spectrum
indium - Computer Definition
A natural element that, combined with tin, is widely used as a transparent wire. Indium-tin-oxide (ITO) electrodes are attached to the glass plates that sandwich the liquid crystals in LCD displays. When energized, an electric field is created that causes the liquid crystal molecules to rotate in that location. Indium is not mined directly, rather it is extracted from the refuse when zinc and other materials are refined. See LCD.