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1. silicon

noun. ['ˈsɪləkən'] a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors.

Synonyms

  • semiconductor
  • element
  • Si
  • sand
  • chemical element
  • atomic number 14
  • clay
  • semiconducting material
  • quartz
  • silicone
  • silicone polymer
  • felspar
  • granite

Antonyms

  • software
  • curve
  • roughen
  • unsteadiness

Etymology

  • silex (Latin)
  • silica (English)
  • silex (Irish)

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Words that Rhyme with Silicon Oxide

  • superoxide
  • peroxide
  • dioxide
  • dockside

2. oxide

noun. ['ˈɑːkˌsaɪd'] any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical.

Synonyms

  • zirconium dioxide
  • nitrogen oxide
  • sulphur oxide
  • unslaked lime
  • minium
  • tetroxide
  • silica
  • flowers of zinc
  • philosophers' wool
  • ferric oxide
  • monoxide
  • copper oxide
  • titanium dioxide
  • sulfur oxide
  • calx
  • burnt lime
  • trioxide
  • calcium oxide
  • titanic oxide
  • chemical compound
  • titanium oxide
  • silicon dioxide
  • philosopher's wool
  • peroxide
  • pentoxide
  • lime
  • titania
  • dioxide
  • red lead
  • calcined lime
  • zinc oxide
  • superoxide
  • compound
  • silicon oxide
  • zirconium oxide
  • quicklime
  • fluxing lime

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth
  • simple
  • decrease

Example sentences of the word silicon-oxide


1. Noun Phrase
It reacts poorly with most other elements, but eluded isolation by chemists for a long time owing to its affinity for oxygen and thus its tendency to remain "disguised" as silicon oxide.

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