al·​u·​min·​i·​um | \ˌal-yə-ˈmi-nē-əm \

Definition of aluminium 

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The House of Commons unanimously passed a motion backing Mr Trudeau’s decision to retaliate against steel and aluminium tariffs. The Economist, "Donald Trump stomps on Canada’s economy," 14 June 2018 Ketchup is among the C$16.6bn ($12.6bn) worth of American goods that are subject to tariffs imposed by Canada to retaliate against American levies on its steel and aluminium. The Economist, "To resist Trump, Canadians try local ketchup," 5 July 2018 India last week announced a plan to raise tariffs on 29 U.S. imports in retaliation for the U.S. decision to include India in its list of countries covered by higher steel and aluminium duties. Washington Post, "US postpones high-level dialogue with India," 27 June 2018 The 25% tariff the United States slapped on steel this month, and the 10% levy on aluminium, apply to imports from Canada as well as from Mexico and Europe. The Economist, "Donald Trump stomps on Canada’s economy," 14 June 2018 On June 1st his administration expanded tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium to include imports from allies: the European Union, Canada and Mexico. The Economist, "America’s allies should stand up to its reckless trade policy," 7 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of aluminium

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminium

New Latin, from alumina

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al·​u·​min·​i·​um | \ˌal-yə-ˈmin-ē-əm \

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