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Linguistically, “wolfram” is a German word that means “tungsten” in English. Tungsten is a dense, metallic element that has the highest melting point of all metals and is often used in electrical and thermal applications. The word “wolfram” is derived from the mineral wolframite, which is one of the main sources of tungsten.

Wolfram can refer to a few different things. It can refer to Wolfram|Alpha, which is a computational intelligence engine that provides expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology. It can also refer to Wolfram Research, a company that creates computational technology and is responsible for products such as Mathematica and Wolfram|One. Wolfram” typically refers to Stephen Wolfram, a British physicist, mathematician, and computer scientist who is best known for creating the computer algebra system Mathematica and his contributions to the fields of cellular automata and complexity theory. Additionally, wolfram is another name for the chemical element tungsten. 


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(7) Tungsten | Uses, Properties, & Facts | Britannica.  Accessed 26/03/2023.

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