a former province in E Czechoslovakia.
a region of E Europe on the south side of the Carpathian Mountains: belonged to Hungary from the 14th century, to Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1939, and was ceded to the former Soviet Union in 1945; in 1991 it became part of the newly independent Ukraine Also called Carpatho-Ukraine
adjective 1. Also, Ruthene [roo-theen] /ruˈθin/ (Show IPA). of or relating to the inhabitants of Ruthenia, Galicia, and neighboring regions. noun 2. one of the Ruthenian people. 3. the dialect of Ukrainian spoken in Ruthenia. 4. a member of a former Orthodox religious group that entered into communion with the Roman Catholic Church in 1596 […]
adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing ruthenium in a higher valence state than the corresponding ruthenious compound. adjective 1. of or containing ruthenium, esp in a high valency state
adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing bivalent ruthenium. adjective 1. of or containing ruthenium in a divalent state
noun, Chemistry. 1. a steel-gray, rare metallic element, belonging to the platinum group of metals. Symbol: Ru; atomic weight: 101.07; atomic number: 44; specific gravity: 12.2 at 20°C. noun 1. a hard brittle white element of the platinum metal group. It occurs free with other platinum metals in pentlandite and other ores and is used […]