• WordNet 3.6
    • n zirconia a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds.
    • n Zirconia (Chem) The oxide of zirconium (ZrO2), obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zirconia This earth is now of industrial value as the chief material used in the ‘glower’ of the Nernst incandescent electric lamp. The glower commonly consists of about 85 per cent. zirconia and 15 per cent. yttria or mixed earths of that class.
    • n zirconia An oxid, ZrO, of the metal zirconium, resembling alumina in appearance. It is so hard as to scratch glass.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

A coating of zirconia or any other oxide, for instance, is far more quickly destroyed.
"Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency" by Nikola Tesla
Zirconia yields with nitrate of cobalt, when ignited, an infusible black mass.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Lime, magnesia, zirconia, and similar oxides were used successfully.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
It is a compound of silica and zirconia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
I have endeavored repeatedly to fuse zirconia, placing it in a cup of arc light carbon, as indicated in Fig.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin
It is also possible to employ zirconia and alumina.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Captek Nano bridges offer superior aesthetics and long-term health protection for the abutment teeth compared to traditional PFM, lithium disilicate, and zirconia restorations.
Cubic Zirconia Follow Your Heart.
They are the art-world equivalent of a three-carat cubic zirconia that can be flaunted as a Tiffany diamond.
79% off a 12.3-carat cubic zirconia tennis bracelet from Great Glitz.
Clinical Impressions: An In Vivo Comparison of the Aesthetics of Various Zirconia Crowns.
The Cimara Zircon chairside zirconia re-pair system helps clinicians restore fractures in zirconium dioxide veneers and crowns in a few simple steps.
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Stationary gas analyzer from Witt with a zirconia measuring cell is said to offer a shorter reaction time than models with chemical sensors.
Gas analyzer has zirconia sensor.
Cubic Zirconia Follow Your Heart.
Metal Fabricating Abrasives Products Feature Zirconia Alumina Grain.
Zirconium oxide or zirconia is used in high-end, high-value, low-volume applications.
Zirconia is used in various industrial and consumer applications such as cosmetics, waterproof clothing, optical fibers and medical products.
Examples of this are InCeram Alumina and InCeram Zirconia (Vident).

In science:

Harris et al. deposited alternating layers of solid and porous SNTFs of yttria–stabilized zirconia .
Thin-Film Metamaterials called Sculptured Thin Films
We have created a concept for a seal based on flexible graphite to create the radiation hard seal with a layer of Zirconia Toughed Alumina to provide the radiation hard electrical connection.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
The requirement that this bond survive 100 million pulses over the 9 months of operation leads to a design choice of Zirconia Toughed Alumina.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
Cox claims that in the “step gauge experiment” using ten zirconia reference spheres with sphericity 1 µm the maximum standart uncertainty of 0.75 µm was achived.
Practical Way to Measure Large-Scale 2D Surfaces Using Repositioning on Coordinate-Measuring Machines