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ˈtʌŋ stəntung·sten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tungsten, wolfram, W, atomic number 74noun

    a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

Wiktionary

  1. tungstennoun

    a metallic chemical element (symbol W) with an atomic number of 74. The symbol is derived from the Latin word wolframium.

    Etymology: From and tung heavy, + sten stone (although neither language uses "tungsten" as the name of the element)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tungstennoun

    a rare element of the chromium group found in certain minerals, as wolfram and scheelite, and isolated as a heavy steel-gray metal which is very hard and infusible. It has both acid and basic properties. When alloyed in small quantities with steel, it greatly increases its hardness. Symbol W (Wolframium). Atomic weight, 183.6. Specific gravity, 18

  2. Tungstennoun

    scheelite, or calcium tungstate

Freebase

  1. Tungsten

    Tungsten, also known as wolfram, is a chemical element with the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74. The word tungsten comes from the Swedish language tung sten directly translatable to heavy stone, though the name is volfram in Swedish to distinguish it from Scheelite, in Swedish alternatively named tungsten. A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds. It was identified as a new element in 1781, and first isolated as a metal in 1783. Its important ores include wolframite and scheelite. The free element is remarkable for its robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the elements. Also remarkable is its high density of 19.3 times that of water, comparable to that of uranium and gold, and much higher than that of lead. Tungsten with minor amounts of impurities is often brittle and hard, making it difficult to work. However, very pure tungsten, though still hard, is more ductile, and can be cut with a hard-steel hacksaw. Tungsten's many alloys have numerous applications, most notably in incandescent light bulb filaments, X-ray tubes, electrodes in TIG welding, and superalloys. Tungsten's hardness and high density give it military applications in penetrating projectiles. Tungsten compounds are most often used industrially as catalysts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tungsten

    tung′sten, n. a rare metal, chiefly derived from wolfram, which is a tungstate of iron and manganese, and likewise found in scheelite, which is a tungstate of lime.—n. Tung′state, a salt of tungstic acid.—adjs. Tungsten′ic; Tungstenif′erous; Tung′stic.—n. Tung′stite, native oxide of tungsten. [Sw.,—tung, heavy, sten, stone.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tungsten

    Tungsten. A metallic element with the atomic symbol W, atomic number 74, and atomic weight 183.85. It is used in many manufacturing applications, including increasing the hardness, toughness, and tensile strength of steel; manufacture of filaments for incandescent light bulbs; and in contact points for automotive and electrical apparatus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tungsten in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tungsten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    Tungsten from the iPhone alert module can be used to make a precision cutting tool and the silver from the motherboard can be used in a solar panel, ultimately our goal is to create breakthroughs that allow us to use high-quality materials in our own products.

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