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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-mahyt]
    • /ˈkroʊ maɪt/
    • /ˈkrɒmɪtɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-mahyt]
    • /ˈkroʊ maɪt/

Definitions of chromite word

  • noun chromite a brownish-black mineral consisting of a ferrous chromic oxide in cubic crystalline form, occurring principally in basic igneous rocks: the only commercial source of chromium and its compounds. Formula: FeCr2O4 3
  • noun chromite a salt of chromous acid 3
  • noun chromite a hard, black mineral, FeCr2O4, the chief ore of chromium 3
  • noun chromite Chemistry. a salt of chromium in the bivalent state. 1
  • noun chromite Mineralogy. a cubic mineral, ferrous chromate, Fe 3 Cr 2 O 3 , usually with much of the ferrous iron and aluminum replaced by magnesium, and some of the chromium by ferric iron: the principal ore of chromium. 1
  • noun chromite A brownish-black mineral that consists of a mixed oxide of chromium and iron and is the principal ore of chromium. 1

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Origin of chromite

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
1830-40; chrom(ium) or chrom(ate) + -ite1

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chromite popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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