Meaning of titanium in English:


(also Ti)

Pronunciation /tʌɪˈteɪnɪəm/ /tɪˈteɪnɪəm/

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mass noun
  • The chemical element of atomic number 22, a hard silver-grey metal of the transition series, used in strong, light, corrosion-resistant alloys.

    One of the transition metals, titanium is a common element in the earth's crust; the main sources are the minerals ilmenite and rutile. It is used to make strong, light corrosion-resistant alloys. Very large quantities of the dioxide are manufactured for use as a white pigment in paper, paint, etc.

    ‘As is the case with steel, titanium is alloyed with other metals to increase its strength.’
    • ‘Fairly strong bonds of titanium with itself, copper, and steel have been produced.’
    • ‘Could you add carbon to titanium or vanadium to make them even harder and stronger?’
    • ‘A flat plate of steel alloy or titanium replaces the top end of the tibia.’
    • ‘Scandium is an element with the resilience of titanium and the light weight of aluminum.’
    • ‘We've come a long way with handguns, from iron to steel to stainless to alloy to titanium.’
    • ‘Types of metals which are commonly used are stainless steel, gold, titanium and platinum.’
    • ‘Silver is a white grey metal which is softer than gold, platinum and titanium.’
    • ‘This is true of highly hardened aluminum alloys as well as titanium alloys and hardened steels.’
    • ‘The effect of titanium and vanadium on the strength of wrought alloys appears to be negligible.’
    • ‘A metal additive in the charge, such as titanium or tungsten, gives the flame a sparkling effect.’
    • ‘He is a firm supporter of titanium, the metal that is used in everything from golf clubs to airplanes.’
    • ‘That's stuff's a weird alloy made out of titanium and God knows what else.’
    • ‘Implants are commonly made of titanium, a metal that is well-tolerated by the body.’
    • ‘Other residual deposits are sources of chromium, titanium, rare-earth elements, and even gold.’
    • ‘For example, titanium is more resistant to corrosion than most steel alloys and is also half the density of steel.’
    • ‘This effect is completely absent in partially substituted steel without titanium.’
    • ‘The zoning is caused by fluctuations in the concentration of iron versus titanium.’
    • ‘It was titanium with a large glowing sword painted on the heavy silver door.’
    • ‘Some of these new guns have bigger bores but are even lighter in weight due to the modern miracle of titanium.’


Late 18th century from Titan, on the pattern of uranium.