[krahy-mee-uh, kri-] /kraɪˈmi ə, krɪ-/
the, a peninsula in SE Ukraine, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union, now a region of Ukraine. About 10,000 sq. mi. (25,900 sq. km).
transliteration of the Russian name for Crimea
a peninsula and autonomous region in Ukraine between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: a former autonomous republic of the Soviet Union (1921–45), part of the Ukrainian SSR from 1945 until 1991 Russian name Krym
Crimea [(kreye-mee-uh, kruh-mee-uh)]
Peninsula in the extreme southern Ukraine, bordered by the Black Sea to the east, south, and west.
Note: As a former part of the Russian empire, Crimea was one of the strongholds of opposition to the Soviet government after the Russian Revolution.
Note: It was occupied by German troops from 1941 to 1945.
Note: The Crimean War of the 1850s, fought between Russian forces and the allied armies of Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia, was the scene of the battle described in “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”
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[krip-ton] /ˈkrɪp tɒn/ noun, Chemistry. 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: 83.80; atomic number: 36. /ˈkrɪptɒn/ noun 1. an inert gaseous element occurring in trace amounts in air and used in fluorescent lights and lasers. Symbol: Kr; […]
noun any surviving fragment of the exploded mythological planet Krypton, home of Superman n. fictional substance in the “Superman” series, where it weakens the otherwise invulnerable hero, 1943; perhaps from elements of krypton (which is a gas) + meteorite.
/ˈkraɪtrɒn/ noun 1. (electronics) a type of fast electronic gas-discharge switch, used as a trigger in nuclear weapons noun a high-speed solid-state switching device triggered by light pulses and used in nuclear devices Word Origin 1994