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Meaning of CHROME

Pronunciation:  krowm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments
  2. [v]  treat with a chromium compound
  3. [v]  plate with chromium; "chrome bathroom fixtures"

CHROME is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chromium-plate
 See Also: atomic number 24, chromium, Cr, plate, process, treat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chrome\, n.
    Same as {Chromium}.
    {Chrome alum} (Chem.), a dark violet substance,
       {(SO4)3Cr2.K2SO4.24H2O}, analogous to, and crystallizing
       like, common alum. It is regarded as a double sulphate of
       chromium and potassium.
    {Chrome green}
    (a) The green oxide of chromium, {Cr2O3}, used in enamel
        painting, and glass staining.
    (b) A pigment made by mixing chrome yellow with Prussian
    {Chrome red}, a beautiful red pigment originally prepared
       from the basic chromate of lead, but now made from red
       oxide of lead.
    {Chrome yellow}, a brilliant yellow pigment, {PbCrO4}, used
       by painters.
  2. \Chrome\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chromed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chroming}.] [From {Chrome}, n.]
    To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in
Computing Dictionary

(From automotive slang via wargaming) Showy features added to attract users but contributing little or nothing to the power of a system.

"The 3D icons in motif are just chrome, but they certainly are *pretty* chrome!"

Chrome is distinguished from bells and whistles by the fact that the latter are usually added to gratify developers' own desires for featurefulness. Often used as a term of contempt and sometimes used in conjunction with 'fluff', "all the fluff and chrome that comes with Motif".

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing chrome in your dream, suggests that you will experience a surge in energy and vitality. It is time to share your new ideas.