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

Examples of aluminium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Treat sweaty feet by using an antiperspirant containing aluminium chloride. Caroline Robinson And Luke Donnan, CNN, 1 May 2022 However, the Venice government forbade the use of such technology on the grand canal so four of Opie’s aluminium sculptures are on show outside of the city’s newest luxury hotel. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Increasing costs of stuff like aluminium and rhodium have led to more expensive semiconductors, catalytic converters, and other car parts. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 Abramovich, whose fortune was made in oil and aluminium during the chaotic years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, has not condemned Russia's invasion of its neighbor in two statements since the war began two weeks ago. Rob Harris, Chron, 10 Mar. 2022 In the economic sphere, Russia can limit the export of strategic resources to the West, including grain, fertiliser, titanium, palladium, aluminium, nickel and timber — to say nothing of possibly calamitous limits on oil and gas exports. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 4 Mar. 2022 While some companies use plastic, Charge Amps uses recycled aluminium. Heather Farmbrough, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 One of its most significant victims was Norsk Hydro, a global aluminium producer, which cost the company more than $50 million. Thomas Brewster, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 As autumn rolls around, the brand has just launched a lip care product housed in palm-sized recyclable aluminium packaging. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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