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Meaning of chrome

chrome

Pronunciation: (krōm), [key]
— n., v., chromed, chrom•ing.
—n.
  1. chromium.
  2. chromium-plated or other bright metallic trim, as on an automobile.
  3. (of dyeing) the dichromate of potassium or sodium.
  4. a positive color transparency; kodachrome.
—v.t.
  1. (of dyeing) to subject to a bath of dichromate of potassium or sodium.
  2. to plate (metal) with a compound of chromium.
  3. to treat or tan (a hide or leather) with a chromium compound.

-chrome

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofas the final element of a compound word: polychrome.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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