Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rare blue or light yellow to brown crystalline mineral, the rarest of three forms of titanium dioxide, TiO2, used as a pigment, especially in paint.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the three forms of native titanium dioxid; octahedrite. In color it is indigo-blue, reddish-brown, and yellow; it is usually crystallized in acute, elongated, pyramidal octahedrons.

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  • noun a blue or brown mineral, a form of titanium dioxide, used as a pigment

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Greek anatasis, extension (from its long crystals), from anateinein, anata-, to extend : ana-, ana- + teinein, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • He said claims the ink was too recent because it contained a substance called anatase titanium dioxide could be rejected because medieval maps have been found with the same substance, which probably came from sand used to dry wet ink.

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  • Rutile is made up mostly of titanium dioxide with two rarer polymorphs anatase or octahedrite, which is a tetragonal mineral of pseudo-octahedral habit, and brookite, which is an orthorhombic mineral, the Doctor explained to her.

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  • One crystal form, anatase, is furthermore even capable, at least in theory, of splitting water molecules all by itself.

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  • Pigments used included Prussian blue, first synthesized in 1704, and synthetic anatase (titanium dioxide), first created as pure white in 1923.

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  • It consists largely of the minerals gibbsite Al (OH) 3, boehmite γ-AlO (OH), and diaspore α-AlO (OH), together with the iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase TiO2.

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  • According to Purchasingdata. com, rutile titanium dioxide prices are down from a recent peak in November, while the price of anatase has been steady for the past six months.

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  • It consists largely of the minerals gibbsite Al (OH) 3, boehmite γ-AlO (OH), and diaspore α-AlO (OH), together with the iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase TiO2.

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  • It consists largely of the minerals gibbsite Al (OH) 3, boehmite γ-AlO (OH), and diaspore α-AlO (OH), together with the iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase TiO2.

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  • It consists largely of the minerals gibbsite Al (OH) 3, boehmite γ-AlO (OH), and diaspore α-AlO (OH), together with the iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase TiO2.

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  • It consists largely of the minerals gibbsite Al (OH) 3, boehmite γ-AlO (OH), and diaspore α-AlO (OH), together with the iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase TiO2.

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