Meaning of nobelium in English:



(also No)
mass noun
  • The chemical element of atomic number 102, a radioactive metal of the actinide series. Nobelium does not occur naturally and was first produced by bombarding curium with carbon nuclei.

    ‘The German proposal of ‘meitnerium ‘for 109 was allowed to stand, as were the names proposed for elements 101, 102, and 103 - ‘mendelevium, ‘‘nobelium, ‘and ‘lawrencium,‘respectively.’
    • ‘A group in Stockholm believed they had made it in 1957, and proposed the patriotic name nobelium, after the Swede Alfred Nobel.’
    • ‘Due to its extremely short half-life, there's no reason for considering the effects of nobelium in the environment.’
    • ‘All known isotopes of nobelium are radioactive.’



/nə(ʊ)ˈbiːlɪəm/ /nə(ʊ)ˈbɛlɪəm/


1950s modern Latin, from the name Nobel, Alfred Bernhard+ -ium.