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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chrome  \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 
  dyeing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chrome  \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 
  blue. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chromium  \Chro"mi*um\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  color.]  (Chem.) 
  A  comparatively  rare  element  occurring  most  abundantly  in  the 
  mineral  chromite.  Atomic  weight  52.5.  Symbol  Cr  When 
  isolated  it  is  a  hard,  brittle,  grayish  white  metal,  fusible 
  with  difficulty.  Its  chief  commercial  importance  is  for  its 
  compounds,  as  potassium  chromate,  lead  chromate,  etc.,  which 
  are  brilliantly  colored  and  are  used  dyeing  and  calico 
  printing.  Called  also  {chrome}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chrome 
  n  :  another  word  for  chromium  when  it  is  used  in  dyes  or 
  pigments 
  v  1:  plate  with  chromium;  "chrome  bathroom  fixtures"  [syn:  {chromium-plate}] 
  2:  treat  with  a  chromium  compound 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  chrome  n.  [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!"  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. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  chrome 
 
    (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". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-09-19) 
 
 




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