noun met·al·lur·gy \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jē, especially British mə-ˈta-lər-\

: a science that deals with the nature and uses of metal

Full Definition of METALLURGY

:  the science and technology of metals
met·al·lur·gi·cal \ˌme-təl-ˈər-ji-kəl\ adjective
met·al·lur·gi·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
met·al·lur·gist \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jist, especially British mə-ˈta-lər-\ noun


New Latin metallurgia, from metall- + -urgia -urgy
First Known Use: 1665

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, bullion, ductile, ingot, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile
METALLURGICAL Defined for Kids


noun met·al·lur·gy \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jē\

Definition of METALLURGY for Kids

:  the science of obtaining metals from their ores and preparing them for use


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