a victory attained at as great a loss to the victor as to the vanquished.
another name for Pyrrhic victory
a white, ductile divalent metallic element resembling tin, used in plating and in making certain alloys. Symbol: Cd; atomic weight: 112.41; atomic number: 48; specific gravity: 8.6 at 20°C. Historical Examples Field’s Chromatography George Field The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. Witte Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, […]
an alloy of copper with about 1 percent cadmium.
a cell with mercury and cadmium electrodes in a cadmium sulfate electrolyte, used to supply an accurate voltage for electronic measurements. noun a photocell with a cadmium electrode that is especially sensitive to ultraviolet radiation a former name for Weston standard cell
a pigment used in painting, consisting of a mixture of hydrated oxide of chromium with cadmium sulfide, and characterized by its strong green color and slow drying rate.