HyperDic: atomic_number_32

English > 1 sense of the expression atomic number 32:
NOUNsubstanceatomic number 32, germanium, Gea brittle / brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors
English > atomic number 32: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA brittle / brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite.
Synonymsgermanium, Ge
Broaderchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
semiconductor, semiconducting materialA substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator
Substance ofargyroditeA rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur
germaniteA rare reddish-grey mineral consisting of a copper iron germanium sulfide
Spanishgermanio, número atómico 32
Catalangermani, número atòmic 32

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