an inert, monatomic gaseous element, present in very small amounts in the atmosphere: used in high-power, tungsten-filament light bulbs. Symbol: Kr; atomic weight: 83.80; atomic number: 36.
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How to use krypton in a sentence
The final movie to star Christopher Reeve as Kal-El of krypton, Superman 4 is widely considered to be the worst of the classic Superman films.How Supergirl Revamped Superman IV's Story And Made It Work | email@example.com (Unknown) | October 17, 2021 | TechCrunch
In Earth One, a revenge-thirsty alien named Tyrell comes to Earth to kill the last son of krypton.‘Man of Steel’ Is Fun to Watch, But It’s Still a Failure. Here’s Why. | Sujay Kumar | June 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since krypton is dying, Jor-El plots to send his newborn to a far-off planet and settles on earth.‘Man of Steel,’ New Superman Movie Starring Henry Cavill, Falls Flat | Marlow Stern | June 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The remaining elements of this group—neon, krypton, and xenon—have been obtained from liquid air.An Elementary Study of Chemistry | William McPherson
The evidence for the existence of krypton and xenon is, however, inconclusive.Astronomical Curiosities | J. Ellard Gore
The whole upper vault is charged with pale krypton vapours, which our skin friction may excite to unholy manifestations.With The Night Mail | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for krypton
an inert gaseous element occurring in trace amounts in air and used in fluorescent lights and lasers. Symbol: Kr; atomic no: 36; atomic wt: 83.80; valency: 0; density: 3.733 kg/m³; melting pt: –157.37°C; boiling pt: –153.23±0.10°C
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Scientific definitions for krypton
A colorless, odorless element in the noble gas group. It is used in certain fluorescent lamps and photographic flash lamps. Atomic number 36; atomic weight 83.80; melting point -156.6°C; boiling point -152.30°C; density 3.73 grams per liter (0°C). See Periodic Table.
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