intermetallic

adjective

in·​ter·​me·​tal·​lic ˌin-tər-mə-ˈta-lik How to pronounce intermetallic (audio)
: composed of two or more metals or of a metal and a nonmetal
especially : being an alloy having a characteristic crystal structure and usually a definite composition
intermetallic compound
intermetallic noun

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intermetallic was in 1900

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“Intermetallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intermetallic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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