titanium ti‧ta‧ni‧um [taɪˈteɪniəm] noun [uncountable]
a strong, light, and very expensive metal used in manufacturing and traded on Commodities Markets:

• The company plans to mine titanium deposits in South Africa.

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titanium UK US /tɪˈteɪniəm/ noun [U] NATURAL RESOURCES
a very strong, light metal that is white in colour and very valuable in industry: »

High-purity titanium is critical to the manufacture of a wide variety of semi-conductor devices.


The site contains a fifth of the world's titanium reserves.

titanium UK US /tɪˈteɪniəm/ adjective [before noun]
made of titanium: »

The redesigned tank has titanium brackets.


The bone was replaced with a titanium implant.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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