Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)

Technology / Digital Cameras / Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS): One of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. Its basic function is the same as that of a CCD. CMOS sensors are currently found in only a handful of digital cameras.

Metallurgy

Business / Machine Shop / Metallurgy: The science explaining the properties, behavior and internal structure of metals. MORE

Metallophone

Entertainment / Music / Metallophone: Percussion instrument consisting of tuned metal bars, usually struck with a mallet. MORE

Metals (Implant)

Health / Dentistry / Metals (Implant): Strong and relatively ductile substances that provide electropositive ions to a corrosive environment and can be polished to a high luster, characterized by metallic atomic bonding. Most often used fo MORE

Native Metal

Science / Geology / Native Metal: A natural deposit of a metallic element in pure metallic form, neither oxidized nor combined with sulfur or other elements. MORE

Nickel Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH)

Technology / Cell Phones / Nickel Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH): A rechargeable battery that is capable of holding more power that a NiCd battery and suffers much less from memory effect. It is also typically more expensive than a NiCd battery. MORE

Metalloid

Science / Chemistry / Metalloid: An element with both metallic and nonmetallic properties. Examples are silicon, arsenic, and germanium. MORE

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