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titanium dioxide

noun, Chemistry.
a white, water-insoluble powder, TiO 2 , used chiefly in white pigments, plastics, ceramics, and for delustering synthetic fibers.
Also called titanium oxide, titanic oxide
[tahy-tan-ik, ti-] /taɪˈtæn ɪk, tɪ-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of titanium dioxide
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They aren't diamonds; they're simply well-cut crystals of titanium dioxide.

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British Dictionary definitions for titanium dioxide

titanium dioxide

a white insoluble powder occurring naturally as rutile and used chiefly as a pigment of high covering power and durability. Formula: TiO2 Also called titanium oxide, titanic oxide, titania
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titanium dioxide in Science
titanium dioxide  
A white powder used as an opaque white pigment. It occurs naturally as the mineral rutile. Chemical formula: TiO2.
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