Magnesium vs Silicon - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between magnesium and silicon

is that magnesium is magnesium while silicon is silicone.

magnesium

English

Noun

(-) (wikipedia magnesium)
  • A light, flammable, silvery metal, and a chemical element (symbol Mg) with an atomic number of 12.
  • * 1999 , Chapter 1 "Barrens"
  • The building looked only like a wall glowing in the firelight, but sometimes a barrage of magnesium blue light made its windowframes jump out of the darkness.

    Derived terms

    * calcium magnesium carbonate * calcium magnesium silicate * magnesic * * * * magnesium aluminate * magnesium aluminium oxide, magnesium aluminum oxide * magnesium aluminium silicate, magnesium aluminum silicate * magnesium carbonate * magnesium chlorate * magnesium chloride * magnesium chlorite * magnesium citrate * magnesium diboride * magnesium fluoride * magnesium gallate * magnesium hydroxide * magnesium lamp * magnesium laureth sulfate, magnesium laureth sulphate * magnesium light * magnesium mica * magnesium nitrate * magnesium nitride * magnesium oxide * magnesium perchlorate * magnesium peroxide * magnesium ribbon * magnesium silicate * magnesium stearate * magnesium sulfate, magnesium sulphate * magnesium sulfide, magnesium sulphide * magnesium wire * manganoso-magnesium alum * potassium magnesium chloride hexahydrate

    See also

    * artinite * Birmabright * bischofite * brucite * carnallite * deweylite * epsomite * gymnite * kieserite * lansfordite * nesquehonite * nigari * olivine * sellaite * talc

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    silicon

    Etymology 1

    From the stem of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chemistry) A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855.
  • Usage notes

    Do not confuse silicon' with ' silicone .

    Synonyms

    * silicium (obsolete), silicum (obsolete)

    Derived terms

    * Cwm Silicon * ekasilicon * ferrosilicon * float-zone silicon * lithium-drifted silicon detector * silico- * * * * silicon alkoxide * Silicon Alley * silicon-based * silicon carbide * silicon chip * silicon controlled rectifier * silicon dioxide * silicon ester * Silicon Fen * Silicon Forest * silicon germanide * silicon germanium * Silicon Glen * Silicon Hills * silicon hydride * silicon iron * siliconise, siliconize * silicon oxide * silicon photonics * Silicon Prairie * Silicon Sentier * silicon steel * silicon tetrachloride * silicon tetrafluoride * Silicon Valley * Silicon Wadi * silicon wafer * strained silicon

    See also

    * agate * amethyst * asbestos * clay * feldspar * flint * glass * granite * hornblende * jasper * mica * opal * quartz * rock crystal * sand

    Etymology 2

    From the silicon chips used in computers

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) computing
  • (slang) computer processor