ytterbium

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English[edit]

Chemical element
Yb Previous: thulium (Tm)
Next: lutetium (Lu)

Etymology[edit]

A sample of ytterbium
A c. 1850 photograph of Swiss chemist Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817–1894), who discovered ytterbium in 1878

From Ytterby (a town in Sweden) +‎ -ium, the same etymological source as yttrium, terbium, and erbium.

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ytterbium (usually uncountable, plural ytterbiums)

  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Yb) with an atomic number of 70.
    • 1883, H[enry] Carrington Bolton, “List of New Elements Announced since 1877”, in An Account of the Progress in Chemistry in the Year 1882. [...] From the Smithsonian Report for 1882, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, OCLC 39628609, page 6:
      At a meeting of the Russian Chemical Society held October 20, 1881 (and reported in the Bulletin de la Société Chimique de Paris, for August, 1882), Mendelejeff [Dmitri Mendeleev], the distinguished author of the periodic law, remarked that only two of the recently announced elements—scandium and ytterbium—had been satisfactorily confirmed. These have been obtained in a pure state by [Lars Fredrik] Nilson, and neither of them has absorption spectra.
    • 1991, John D. Corbett, “Coproportionation Routes to Reduced Lanthanide Halides”, in G[erd] Meyer and L[ester] R. Morss, editor, Synthesis of Lanthanide and Actinide Compounds (Topics in F-element Chemistry; 2), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-0-7923-1018-1, page 160:
      The lanthanides samarium, europium and ytterbium possess relatively stable and long-known dispositive states.
    • 2006, Robert E. Krebs, “Guide to the Elements”, in The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements: A Reference Guide, 2nd edition, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, ISBN 978-0-313-33438-2, page 301:
      Ytterbium is a silvery, soft, malleable, and ductile metal with a lustrous metallic shine. It is slightly reactive in air or water at room temperatures. Ytterbium is located next to last of the rare-earths in the lanthanide series.
    • 2015, E. A. Abou Neel; V. Salih; J. C. Knowles, “Phosphate-based Glasses”, in Paul Ducheyne, editor, Comprehensive Biomaterials, volume I (Metallic, Ceramic and Polymeric Biomaterials), Amsterdam: Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-08-055302-3, page 289:
      Microstructural optical fibers have been developed that have utilized phosphate-based glasses due to their ability to solubilize rare earth components such as ytterbium, which give the fibers their high light absorption and amplification per unit length.
  2. A single atom of this element.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Chemical element
Yb Previous: tulium (Tm)
Next: lutetium (Lu)

Noun[edit]

ytterbium (uncountable)

  1. ytterbium

Czech[edit]

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Chemical element
Yb Previous: tulium (Tm)
Next: lutetium (Lu)

Etymology[edit]

See the English entry ytterbium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɪtɛrbɪum]
  • Rhymes: -ɛrbɪum
  • Hyphenation: yt‧ter‧bi‧um

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ytterbium n

  1. ytterbium (metallic chemical element with an atomic number of 70)

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  • ytterbium in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957

Dutch[edit]

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Chemical element
Yb Previous: thulium (Tm)
Next: lutetium (Lu)

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ytterbium n (uncountable)

  1. ytterbium

Finnish[edit]

(index yt)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈytːerbiu̯m/
  • Hyphenation: yt‧ter‧bium

Noun[edit]

ytterbium

  1. ytterbium

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Inflection of ytterbium (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative ytterbium
genitive ytterbiumin
partitive ytterbiumia
illative ytterbiumiin
singular plural
nominative ytterbium
accusative nom. ytterbium
gen. ytterbiumin
genitive ytterbiumin
partitive ytterbiumia
inessive ytterbiumissa
elative ytterbiumista
illative ytterbiumiin
adessive ytterbiumilla
ablative ytterbiumilta
allative ytterbiumille
essive ytterbiumina
translative ytterbiumiksi
instructive
abessive ytterbiumitta
comitative

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ytterbium m (uncountable)

  1. ytterbium

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Latin[edit]

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ytterbium n (genitive ytterbiī); second declension

  1. ytterbium

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ytterbium ytterbia
genitive ytterbiī ytterbiōrum
dative ytterbiō ytterbiīs
accusative ytterbium ytterbia
ablative ytterbiō ytterbiīs
vocative ytterbium ytterbia

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Named after Ytterby in Sweden.

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ytterbium n (definite singular ytterbiumet, uncountable)

  1. ytterbium (chemical element; symbol Yb)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Named after Ytterby in Sweden.

Noun[edit]

ytterbium n (definite singular ytterbiumet, uncountable)

  1. ytterbium (chemical element; symbol Yb)

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