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 India was one of the countries America hit with tariffs on steel and aluminium last year. The Economist, "India presents America with a choice between geopolitics and trade," 29 June 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 When previous tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel and aluminium were removed, trade between the three North American countries was still more restricted than before. The Economist, "President Donald Trump is trashing deals in favour of tariffs," 7 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 The past few months have been especially rough for Europe’s relations with America, as Mr Trump first withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and then slapped tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. The Economist, "Europe struggles to respond to Mr Trump," 14 June 2018 Rusal, Russia’s biggest producer of aluminium, warned that unless the sanctions that America has imposed on it are lifted, international banks will probably stop doing business with it, affecting its production of metal. The Economist, "Business this week," 24 May 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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