aluminium

noun
al·​u·​min·​i·​um | \ ˌal-yə-ˈmi-nē-əm How to pronounce aluminium (audio) \

Definition of aluminium

chiefly British
: aluminum … approximately six tons of clay are required to produce a ton of aluminium— C. E. Davis Metals such as copper, aluminium, silver and gold …— C. Hammond often used before another noun aluminium compoundsBoth zinc and aluminium plates are used extensively.Preliminary Tech. Course In Printing — see Chemical Elements Table

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In May Mr Trump lifted tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminium. The Economist, "Foreign policyCanada is feeling lonely, but its place internationally is still strong," 25 July 2019 Henri Joyeux, a former surgeon and an honorary professor of oncology at the University of Montpellier, has been a leading campaigner against injections containing aluminium. Alex Whiting, Quartz, "How France is convincing its citizens to get vaccinated," 26 June 2019 Several of these laws — including one used by Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium — do explicitly allow unilateral tariff imposition by the president without involvement by Congress. Washington Post, "Use of emergency declaration to impose tariffs on Mexico is legally questionable, scholars say," 5 June 2019 The aluminium is so thin that it cannot be stamped into shape; it must be crafted. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon," 4 June 2019 Corker and other Republicans are pushing back on Trump's decision late last month to impose steep steel and aluminium tariffs on U.S. allies, a move that analysts said pushed the United States closer to a trade war. Eliza Collins, USA TODAY, "Sen. Bob Corker: 'Large number' of Republicans back his challenge to Trump's tariffs," 5 June 2018 The single biggest exporter of steel and aluminium to the United States is Canada, followed by Brazil and South Korea. Heather Souvaine Horn, The New Republic, "Why Steel Tariffs Matter," 4 June 2018 The European Union will announce within hours steps to retaliate against harsh US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the bloc, EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on May 31, 2018. San Antonio Express-News, "White House to impose metal tariffs on key U.S. allies, risking retaliation," 31 May 2018 Trump has defended the measures, arguing that his national security reasoning is justified because the United States needs to produce more steel and aluminium for its defense sector. Rick Noack, chicagotribune.com, "How trade wars end — and why Trump's will be different," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of aluminium

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminium

New Latin, from alumina

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aluminium

noun
al·​u·​min·​i·​um | \ ˌal-yə-ˈmin-ē-əm How to pronounce aluminium (audio) \

Medical Definition of aluminium

chiefly British

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