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titanic1

[tahy-tan-ik, ti-] /taɪˈtæn ɪk, tɪ-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or containing titanium, especially in the tetravalent state.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; titan(ium) + -ic

titanic2

[tahy-tan-ik] /taɪˈtæn ɪk/
adjective
1.
(initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Titans.
2.
Also, titan. of enormous size, strength, power, etc.; gigantic.
Origin
1650-60; < Greek Tītānikós. See Titan, -ic
Related forms
titanically, adverb

Titanic

[tahy-tan-ik] /taɪˈtæn ɪk/
noun
1.
a British luxury liner that sank after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April, 1912, with a loss of 1517 lives.
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British Dictionary definitions for titanic

titanic1

/taɪˈtænɪk/
adjective
1.
of or containing titanium, esp in the tetravalent state

titanic2

/taɪˈtænɪk/
adjective
1.
possessing or requiring colossal strength a titanic battle
Derived Forms
titanically, adverb

Titanic

/taɪˈtænɪk/
noun
1.
the Titanic, a luxury British liner that struck an iceberg near Newfoundland on its maiden voyage on the night of April 14–15, 1912, with the loss of 1513 lives
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Titanic definition


A British luxury ocean liner, thought to be unsinkable, which nevertheless sank on its first voyage in 1912 after running into an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean. More than fifteen hundred people drowned.

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