aluminosilicate

noun

alu·​mi·​no·​sil·​i·​cate ə-ˌlü-mə-nō-ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce aluminosilicate (audio)
-ˈsi-li-kət
: a combined silicate and aluminate

Examples of aluminosilicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zeolites are crystalline aluminosilicates typically formed by a chemical reaction between volcanic glass and saline water. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Geopolymers are inorganic polymers that are made up of aluminosilicate minerals. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 15 Aug. 2022 Smooth aluminosilicate is treated with a two-way filter that provides full-screen privacy when viewed from the side to keep your phone screen private when using this screen protector. Ellen McAlpine, CNN Underscored, 16 Oct. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Latin alumin-, alumen + -o- + International Scientific Vocabulary silicate

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aluminosilicate was in 1842

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“Aluminosilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminosilicate. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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