• WordNet 3.6
    • n titanium a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Titanium (Chem) An elementary substance found combined in the minerals manaccanite, rutile, sphene, etc., and isolated as an infusible iron-gray amorphous powder, having a metallic luster. It burns when heated in the air. Symbol Ti. Atomic weight 48.1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n titanium As obtained by Moissan in the fused condition by means of an electric furnace, although not quite free from carbon, metallic titanium is not unlike silicon, but whiter, lustrous, very hard, but brittle, of specific gravity 4.87. It burns when heated in the air, and is attacked by the common mineral acids.
    • n titanium Chemical symbol, Ti; atomic weight, 48.1. A metal which is not found native, but as artificially prepared is a dark-gray powder having a decided metallic luster, and resembling iron in appearance. It occurs, in the form of the dioxid, in three different crystalline forms—rutile, brookite, and anatase—and is also found quite frequently in combination with the protoxid of iron, mixed with more or less of the peroxid of the same metal. (See ilmenite.) Titanium appears to be a pretty widely distributed element, having been found in many minerals and rocks, as well as in clays and soils resulting from their decomposition, but it nowhere occurs in considerable quantity in any one locality; it has also been detected in meteorites and in the sun. Titanium is very remarkable in its power of combining with nitrogeu at a high temperature. Certain copper-colored cubical crystals which are not infrequently found in the “bear” of blast-furnaces, and were supposed by Wollaston to be pure titanium, were shown by Wöhler to consist of a cyanonitrid of that metal. As titanium enters into the composition of so many iron ores, it is natural that it should have been found in many kinds of pig-iron. Its presence in small quantity does not appear to have an injurious effect. A considerable number of patents have been taken out for supposed improvements in the manufacture of iron and steel in which titanium has played an important part. So-called “titanic steel” was at one time extensively advertised as being of unrivaled excellence; but several chemists of high reputation have declared themselves unable to detect any titanium in it. The chemical relations of titanium are peculiar: in some respects it stands midway between tin and silicon; in other ways it is allied to iron, chromium, and aluminium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Titanium tī-tā′ni-um a comparatively rare metal, occurring as a gray heavy iron-like powder, burning with brilliant scintillations in the air, forming titanium dioxide and nitride
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. Titani, or Titanes, Gr. , the sons of the earth


In literature:

A great variety of methods for coating incandescent lamp filaments with silicon, titanium, chromium, osmium, boron, etc.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
TITANIUM, a rare, very hard metal, always found in combination.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Zirconium is exactly like titanium in form, but contains a large number of atoms.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Titanium tetra-chloride, a similar substance, proved 50 per cent.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The arc-flame is large and the titanium gives it a high brilliancy.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
The brown colour has been referred to the presence of titanium.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
At higher temperatures it combines with magnesium, lithium, titanium, and a number of other elements.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The flutings are due to titanium oxide.
"Lectures on Stellar Statistics" by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
A lamp-filament of titanium and zirconium with electric lamps or with alloys?
"The Classification of Patents" by United States Patent Office

In news:

Thanks to observations by INTEGRAL, high-energy X-rays from radioactive titanium-44 in supernova remnant 1987A have been detected for the first time.
Not only is titanium a valuable element, but it also is key to helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the Moon's interior.
DuPont's titanium dioxide project stuck in China (1).
Titanium Dioxide Release Coating.
Titanium Dioxide Weakness Sparks Concern About Outlook.
Kobe Steel to Start Up Titanium Melt Shop.
TWA Expands Titanium and E-Commerce.
The strategy for roughing titanium with the tool shown involves widely spaced plunges that leave four-pointed "stars" of material behind.
Revision of F2924 - 12 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Titanium-6 Aluminum-4 Vanadium with Powder Bed Fusion.
Harvey Titanium Adds Waterjet Cutting Services.
One made of titanium , $80.
Titanium must be a rare and precious substance, right.
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+ 2013. Review Date September 12, 2012.
Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport Photo Gallery.
Titanium two-blade folding propeller.

In science:

At the Fermi level the DOS’ are dominated by titanium-d states.
First-principles study of the optical properties of MgxTi(1-x)H2
However, when interest to random lasers was renewed in 1994 following the observation of lasing from solution of dye molecules surrounded by titanium dioxide particles , the importance of this condition was apparently underappreciated.
Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers
This beam is passed through a titanium target to convert it into electron-positron pairs.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
In order to achieve this speed we have developed a target concept of a rotating titanium wheel that has a diameter of 1 m and rotates at 2000 RPM, as shown in Figure 2.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
Thanks to Ian Bailey for the loan of the prototype titanium target wheel.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target