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Definition of tungsten:

  1. A rare element of the chromium group found in certain minerals, as wolfram and scheelite, and isolated as a heavy steel- gray metal which is very hard and infusible. It has both acid and basic properties. When alloyed in small quantities with steel, it greatly increases its hardness. Symbol W ( Wolframium). Atomic weight, 183. 6. Specific gravity, 18.
  2. Scheelite, or calcium tungstate.


bronze, cast iron, double-u, watt, bauxite, due west, brass, aluminium, west, atomic number 74, westward, W, wolfram, chrome.

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