HyperDic: ge

English > 2 senses of the word Ge:
NOUNsubstanceGe, germanium, atomic number 32a brittle / brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors
person Ge, Gaea, Gaia(Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology
English > Ge: 2 senses > 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, atomic number 32
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
English > Ge: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology.
SynonymsGaea, Gaia
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofGreek deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
SpanishGaea, Gea
CatalanGea

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