Definition of silicon :
A nonmetalic element analogous to carbon. It always occurs combined in nature, and is artificially obtained in the free state, usually as a dark brown amorphous powder, or as a dark crystalline substance with a meetallic luster. Its oxide is silica, or common quartz, and in this form, or as silicates, it is, next to oxygen, the most abundant element of the earth's crust. Silicon is characteristically the element of the mineral kingdom, as carbon is of the organic world. Symbol Si. Atomic weight 28. Called also silicium.
element (part of speech: noun)
europium, iodine, cobalt, zinc, neodymium, arsenic, carbon, argon, beryllium, silver, plutonium, boron, praseodymium, phosphorus, antimony, protactinium, americium, chlorine, sulfur, manganese, tellurium, cadmium, erbium, copper, technetium, potassium, lutetium, cesium, fermium, germanium, neptunium, osmium, lead, thallium, oxygen, mendelevium, californium, rhenium, xenon, berkelium, curium, thulium, rubidium, lithium, gallium, niobium, magnesium, mercury, iron, uranium, palladium, tin, bromine, terbium, cerium, krypton, nickel, holmium, samarium, polonium, rhodium, thorium, helium, nobelium, strontium, hydrogen, indium, neon, gold, hafnium, vanadium, sodium, bismuth, molybdenum, radon, ytterbium, einsteinium, gadolinium, calcium, nitrogen, platinum, titanium, dysprosium, lanthanum, francium, iridium, chromium, scandium, aluminum, yttrium, tungsten, selenium, astatine, actinium, tantalum, fluorine, barium, radium, zirconium, ruthenium, element, promethium
- The analysis of M. Guibourt is as follows: Silicon 96. 04 Water 2. 94 Lime and potassium 0. 13 Organic material Traces. - "The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines", T. H. Pardo de Tavera.
- About half of the rest of the atoms are of a kind called silicon. - "Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son", John Mills.
- Chemistry told us that it was low in phosphorus, but very high in silicon. - "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie", Andrew Carnegie.