Definitions for uraniumyʊˈreɪ ni əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ra•ni•umyʊˈreɪ ni əm(n.)
a white, lustrous, radioactive, metallic element, isotopes of which are used in atomic and hydrogen bombs and as a fuel in nuclear reactors.
Ref: Symbol: U; 5
Origin of uranium:
< G (1790), after the planet Uranus
uranium, U, atomic number 92(noun)
a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons
The element with atomic number 92 and symbol U.
Origin: After Uranus (the planet).
an element of the chromium group, found in certain rare minerals, as pitchblende, uranite, etc., and reduced as a heavy, hard, nickel-white metal which is quite permanent. Its yellow oxide is used to impart to glass a delicate greenish-yellow tint which is accompanied by a strong fluorescence, and its black oxide is used as a pigment in porcelain painting. Symbol U. Atomic weight 239.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Uranium. A radioactive element of the actinide series of metals. It has an atomic symbol U, atomic number 92, and atomic weight 238.03. U-235 is used as the fissionable fuel in nuclear weapons and as fuel in nuclear power reactors.
Translations for uranium
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a radioactive element.
- urânioPortuguese (BR)
- das UranGerman
- úraníum, úranIcelandic
- 鈾Chinese (Trad.)
- يورينيم، ايک ريڈيائي عنصرUrdu
- 铀Chinese (Simp.)
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