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metallurgy

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

Simple Definition of metallurgy

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of metallurgy

  1. :  the science and technology of metals

metallurgical play \ˌme-təl-ˈər-ji-kəl\ adjective
metallurgically play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
metallurgist play \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jist, especially British mə-ˈta-lər-\ noun

Origin of metallurgy

New Latin metallurgia, from metall- + -urgia -urgy


First Known Use: 1665

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METALLURGY Defined for Kids

metallurgy

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noun met·al·lur·gy \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jē\

Definition of metallurgy for Students

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





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