chrome

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See also: chromé and -chrome

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Borrowed from French chrome.

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chrome (usually uncountable, plural chromes)

  1. Chromium, when used to plate other metals.
  2. (computing, graphical user interface) The basic structural elements used in a graphical user interface, such as window frames and scroll bars, as opposed to the content.
    • Nielsen, Jakob (2012-01-29), “Browser and GUI Chrome”, in Nielsen Norman Group homepage[1], Nielsen Norman Group, retrieved 2019-09-24
      “Similarly [to the chrome exterior of an automobile], in most modern GUIs, the chrome lives around the edges of the screen, surrounding the middle area, which is dedicated to the user's data.”
    • 2020 January 4, Jimmy Grewal, quoting Maf Vosburgh, “Internet Explorer 5 for Mac: twentieth anniversary”, in Jimmy's Blog[2]:
      I had the idea of making our browser chrome match the actual hardware you were on. If your Mac’s bezel was Bondi blue, we’d make our UI Bondi blue.
  3. (US, slang) handguns (collectively)

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chrome (third-person singular simple present chromes, present participle chroming, simple past and past participle chromed)

  1. (transitive) To plate with chrome.
  2. (transitive) To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.

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  • chrome at OneLook Dictionary Search

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χρῶμα (khrôma, color)

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chrome m (uncountable)

  1. chromium

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  • Lingala: kolomo

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  • IPA(key): /ˈxrɔmɛ/, [ˈxrɔmə]

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chrome

  1. inflection of chromy:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural