alu·​mi·​nide ə-ˈlü-mə-ˌnīd How to pronounce aluminide (audio)
: a binary compound of aluminum and another element
iron aluminide

Examples of aluminide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Inconel header tucks neatly below the block, and a low-mass titanium-aluminide turbine wheel spins up quickly on ceramic ball bearings. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2022 These versions are 3-D-printed from titanium-aluminide metal powder, which is lighter, stronger, and more heat-resistant. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 19 May 2017

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Word History


borrowed from French, from aluminium aluminium + -ide -ide

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aluminide was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Aluminide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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