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titanium, Ti (s) (noun), (no plural)
A very strong and light silvery metal: Highly valued for its favorable ratio of strength to weight, titanium is a silvery solid or dark gray substance that is used in alloys, in powder metallurgy, and in the production of pure hydrogen.

As a metal, titanium is used to make strong, light, corrosion-resistant alloys (a mixture of two or more metals and a non-metal) with high melting points; that is, those that are used in aircraft wings, artificial hips, heart pacemakers, golf clubs, and jewelry.

—Compiled from information located in:
The Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology,
edited by Christopher Morris; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers;
New York; 1992; page 2227.
The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science;
EDC Publishing; Tulsa, Oklahoma; 2001, page 172.

Titanium has an extraordinary combination of good qualities. It is only a little more than half as heavy as steel, it is stronger, weight for weight, than aluminum or steel; it is resistant to corrosion and it is able to withstand high temperatures.

For all of these reasons, titanium is now being used in aircraft, ships, and guided missiles; or wherever these properties can be put to good use.

Asimov's New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov;
Basic Books, Inc., Publishers; New York; 1984; page 315.
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(Modern Latin: from the Titans of classical mythology; metal)
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titanium alloys
Titanium is particularly important for providing extreme durability (about the same as steel) and at very light (half the weight of steel), both considerations in the construction of high-performance aircraft.

However, the alloys used in jet and rocket engines; especially, in areas of intense heat and stress, are usually nickel-based or cobalt-based.

Alloys are often far less conductive of electricity and less reactive to living bodily tissue than pure metal, which makes them ideal for use in prosthetic devices, heart pacemakers, and in dentistry.

—Compiled from information located at the
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology; Editor, James Trefil;
Routledge Publication; New York; 2001; page 33.
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