See also: chromé and -chrome

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chrome.

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chrome (usually uncountable, plural chromes)

  1. Chromium, when used to plate other metals.
  2. (graphical user interface) The basic structural elements used in a graphical user interface, such as window frames and scroll bars, as opposed to the content.
    • 2009, Richard Wagner, Adobe AIR For Dummies[1], John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
      So, just as a car might have shiny chrome trimming, a bumper, and a grill that cover the vehicle, so the chrome of an OS window surrounds and complements the window itself. Examples of chrome include the title bar, the Minimize/Maximize/Restore buttons, menu bars, and toolbars.
    • 2012 January 29, Nielsen, Jakob, “Browser and GUI Chrome”, in Nielsen Norman Group homepage[2], Nielsen Norman Group, archived from the original on 2013-03-07, retrieved 2019-09-24:
      Similarly [to the chrome exterior of an automobile], in most modern GUIs, the chrome lives around the edges of the screen, surrounding the middle area, which is dedicated to the user's data.
    • 2020 January 4, Jimmy Grewal, quoting Maf Vosburgh, “Internet Explorer 5 for Mac: twentieth anniversary”, in Jimmy's Blog[3], archived from the original on 2020-01-09:
      I had the idea of making our browser chrome match the actual hardware you were on. If your Mac’s bezel was Bondi blue, we’d make our UI Bondi blue.
  3. (US, slang, collective) handguns
    • 2012, “Ali Bomaye”, in Jesus Piece, performed by The Game:
      Disrespect my nigga Boss and I'm flashin' the chrome
    • 2013, “Hive”, in Doris, performed by Earl Sweatshirt:
      I ain't trippin' long 'cause I can reach the chrome / Heat your home like Southern California Gas, police pass

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chrome (third-person singular simple present chromes, present participle chroming, simple past and past participle chromed)

  1. (transitive) To plate with chrome.
  2. (transitive) To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.

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  • chrome at OneLook Dictionary Search

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek χρῶμα (khrôma, color)

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chrome m (uncountable)

  1. chromium

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  • Lingala: kolomo

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Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxrɔmɛ/, [ˈxrɔmə]

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chrome

  1. inflection of chromy:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

PolishEdit

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chrome

  1. inflection of chromy:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural