Adjective "krypton" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The chemical element of atomic number 36, a member of the noble gas series. It is obtained by distillation of liquid air, and is used in some kinds of electric light.
  1. 'Other gasses - such as argon and krypton - can be used in the space between the glass panes instead of air.'
  2. 'Consider windows that fill that space with gases like argon, krypton, or a mix of the two.'

More definitions

1. an inert, monatomic gaseous element, present in very small amounts in the atmosphere: used in high-power, tungsten-filament light bulbs. Symbol:Kr; atomic weight:8

3.80; atomic number:3

More examples(as adjective)

"photoresists can be krypton."


Late 19th century: from Greek krupton, neuter of kruptos ‘hidden’.