aluminum

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noun, often attributive alu·mi·num \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm\

Definition of aluminum

  1. :  a bluish silver-white malleable ductile light trivalent metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation and is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust where it always occurs in combination — see element table

Origin and Etymology of aluminum

New Latin, from alumina


First Known Use: 1810

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ALUMINUM Defined for English Language Learners

aluminum

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noun, often attributive alu·mi·num \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm\

Definition of aluminum for English Language Learners

  • : a silver metal that is strong and light and that is used for making many products


ALUMINUM Defined for Kids

aluminum

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noun alu·mi·num \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm\

Definition of aluminum for Students

  1. :  a silver-white light metallic chemical element that is easily worked, conducts electricity well, resists weathering, and is the most plentiful metal in the earth's crust


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aluminum

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noun , often attributive alu·mi·num \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm\

Medical Definition of aluminum

  1. :  a bluish silver-white malleable ductile light trivalent metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation and is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust where it always occurs in combination—symbol Al; see element table



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