metallic element

basic chemical element with the properties of a metal (i.e. conductivity, solidity, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • metallic bond — Chem. the type of chemical bond between atoms in a metallic element, formed by the valence electrons moving freely through the metal lattice. * * * ▪ chemistry       force that holds atoms together in a metallic substance (metal). Such a solid… …   Universalium

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  • Metallic Metals Act — The Metallic Metals Act is a non existent piece of proposed legislation that featured prominently in an experiment conducted in 1947 by Sam Gill. The Experiment According to an article in Tide magazine (14 March 1947), Gill asked a number of… …   Wikipedia

  • metallic — metallically, adv. metallicity /met l is i tee/, metalleity /met l ee i tee/, n. /meuh tal ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal. 2. of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness: metallic green; a… …   Universalium

  • metallic — /məˈtælɪk/ (say muh talik) adjective 1. of, relating to, or consisting of metal. 2. of the nature of metal: metallic lustre; metallic sounds. 3. Chemistry a. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic iron. b. containing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Metallic phosphorus — Phosphorus Phos phor*us (f[o^]s f[o^]r*[u^]s), n.; pl. {Phosphori} (f[o^]s f[o^]r*[imac]). [L., the morning star, Gr. fwsfo ros, lit., light bringer; fw^s light + fe rein to bring.] 1. The morning star; Phosphor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metallic — me•tal•lic [[t]məˈtæl ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) mel of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal 2) mel of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness 3) a) (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic… …   From formal English to slang

  • metallic thermometer — a thermometer in which some solid metal is used as the expansible element …   Medical dictionary

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