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ˈsɪər i əmceri·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cerium, Ce, atomic number 58noun

    a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group

Wiktionary

  1. ceriumnoun

    A metallic chemical element (symbol Ce) with an atomic number of 58.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceriumnoun

    a rare metallic element, occurring in the minerals cerite, allanite, monazite, etc. Symbol Ce. Atomic weight 141.5. It resembles iron in color and luster, but is soft, and both malleable and ductile. It tarnishes readily in the air

    Etymology: [Named by Berzelius in 1803 from the asteroid Ceres, then just discovered (1801).]

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  1. Cerium

    Cerium is a chemical element with symbol Ce and atomic number 58. It is a soft, silvery, ductile metal which easily oxidizes in air. Cerium was named after the dwarf planet Ceres. Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth elements, making up about 0.0046% of the Earth's crust by weight. It is found in a number of minerals, the most important being monazite and bastnasite. Commercial applications of cerium are numerous. They include catalysts, additives to fuel to reduce emissions and to glass and enamels to change their color. Cerium oxide is an important component of glass polishing powders and phosphors used in screens and fluorescent lamps. It is also used in the "flint" of lighters.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cerium

    sē′ri-um, n. a rare metal found in the mineral Cē′rite, which is its hydrated silicate. [Named from the plant Ceres.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cerium

    An element of the rare earth family of metals. It has the atomic symbol Ce, atomic number 58, and atomic weight 140.12. Cerium is a malleable metal used in industrial applications.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerium in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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