Definitions

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

  • n. See element 112.

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  • n. The former systematic element name for the chemical element with atomic number 112 (symbol Uub), which has been officially changed to copernicium.

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  • n. a radioactive transuranic element

Etymologies

Latin ūnus, one; see union + Latin ūnus + Latin bi-, bi- + -ium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Copernicium, earlier known under the temporary name "ununbium," was first synthesized in the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt in 1996 by a group of German scientists.

    RIA Novosti

  • Several sources are reporting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has confirmed Copernicium as element 112 on the periodic table of elements with the symbol Cn. What about ununbium?

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  • IUPAC temporarily named the element ununbium, as "ununbi" means "one one two" in Latin; but Professor Hofmann's team now has the task of proposing its official name.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has temporarily named the element ununbium, as "ununbi" means "one one two" in Latin; but the team now has the task of proposing its official name. "

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  • Not only has ununbium been named, i. e. copernicium, it now has an actual symbol, i. e., Cn. Way to go element 112! The original symbol suggestion, Cp, was deemed 'scientifically' inappropriate, then changed to Cn.

    December 22, 2009

  • officially named copernicium in July 2009

    July 17, 2009

  • Uub

    December 2, 2007