What is another word for iridium?

112 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɪɹˈɪdi͡əm], [ ɪɹˈɪdi‍əm], [ ɪ_ɹ_ˈɪ_d_iə_m]

Iridium is a transition metal element with atomic number 77 and symbol Ir, which is commonly used in electronics, alloys, and catalytic converters due to its high resistance to corrosion and extreme durability. Synonyms for iridium include the word "rainbow" due to its colorful appearance, as well as the word "spectacle" which refers to its wide range of applications. It is also referred to as "Osifi' which is an old name derived from its origins in the Greek word "iris" which means rainbow. Additionally, synonyms for iridium include "platinum of pigments" because of its similarity to the precious metal platinum and "hard" since iridium is one of the densest and most rigid metals on earth.

Related words: iridium alloys, iridium science, iridium side effects, iridium and aluminum, iridium and gold

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    Usage examples for Iridium

    The metal iridium is sold at a very high price because it is wanted for making the tips of gold pens, and can be got only in small quantities.
    "Political economy"
    W. Stanley Jevons
    Bredig has in this way prepared sols of platinum, palladium, iridium, silver, and cadmium.
    "The Mechanism of Life"
    Stéphane Leduc
    Before that it was Callisto, where he had struck it rich in the iridium fields; anyway, rich enough to keep him supplied with tsith for a year.
    "One Purple Hope!"
    Henry Hasse

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