aluminum oxynitride

aluminum oxy·​ni·​tride | \ -ˌäk-si-ˈnī-ˌtrīd How to pronounce aluminum oxynitride (audio) \

Definition of aluminum oxynitride

: a transparent ceramic compound AlON that exhibits a high degree of toughness One promising solution is to replace the glass with significantly cheaper and more effective aluminum oxynitride … a hard, sapphirelike material developed by industry, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.— Steven Ashley, Scientific American, May 2006

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First Known Use of aluminum oxynitride

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminum oxynitride

oxy- + nitride entry 1

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“Aluminum oxynitride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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