Zirconia


Zirconia
Zirconia ir*co"ni*a, n. [NL.] (Chem.) The oxide of zirconium ({ZrO2}), obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light. [1913 Webster]

{cubic zirconia}. A colorless form of zirconia similar in appearance and refractivity to diamond, and used as a substitute for diamonds in inexpensive jewelry; -- also known by the acronym {CZ}. [PJC]


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  • zirconia — [zər kō′nē ə] n. 〚ModL /span> ZIRCON + IA: so named (1789) by Klaproth (see TELLURIUM)〛 ZIRCONIUM OXIDE * * * …   Universalium

  • zirconia — [zər kō′nē ə] n. [ModL < ZIRCON + IA: so named (1789) by Klaproth (see TELLURIUM)] ZIRCONIUM OXIDE …   English World dictionary

  • zirconia — cirkonio(IV) oksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė ZrO₂ atitikmenys: angl. zircon alba; zirconia; zirconium anhidride; zirconium dioxide; zirconium(IV) oxide rus. циркония диоксид; циркония(IV) оксид ryšiai: sinonimas – cirkonio dioksidas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • zirconia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary zircon Date: 1797 a white crystalline compound ZrO2 used especially in refractories, in thermal and electric insulation, in abrasives, and in enamels and glazes called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zirconia — noun The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummond light. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • zirconia — [zə: kəʊnɪə] noun zirconium dioxide, a white solid used in ceramic glazes and refractory coatings. [ZrO2.] Origin C18: from zircon + ia1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • zirconia — zir·co·nia …   English syllables

  • zirconia — /zɜˈkoʊniə/ (say zer kohneeuh) noun an oxide of zirconium, ZrO2, usually found as a white powder which is insoluble in water; used as a pigment, abrasive and refractory. {New Latin. See zircon} …   Australian English dictionary

  • zirconia — zirconium oxide, used in enamels and ceramic coatings …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • zirconia — noun a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes • Syn: ↑zirconium oxide, ↑zirconium dioxide • Hypernyms: ↑oxide …   Useful english dictionary