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CESIUM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cesium mean? 

CESIUM (noun)
  The noun CESIUM has 1 sense:

1. a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

  Familiarity information: CESIUM used as a noun is very rare.


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CESIUM (noun)


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Meaning:

A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 55; caesium; cesium; Cs

Hypernyms ("cesium" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cesium"):

cesium 137 (a radioactive isotope of cesium used in radiation therapy)

Holonyms ("cesium" is a substance of...):

pollucite (a rare mineral that is an important source of cesium)


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