metallurgy

noun met·al·lur·gy \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌər-jē , especially British mə-ˈta-lər- \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of metallurgy

: the science and technology of metals

metallurgical

play \ˌme-tᵊl-ˈər-ji-kəl\ adjective

metallurgically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

metallurgist

play \ˈme-tᵊl-ˌər-jist, especially British mə-ˈta-lər-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of metallurgy

New Latin metallurgia, from metall- + -urgia -urgy

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METALLURGY Defined for English Language Learners

metallurgy

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Definition of metallurgy for English Language Learners

  • : a science that deals with the nature and uses of metal


METALLURGY Defined for Kids

metallurgy

noun met·al·lur·gy \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌər-jē \

Definition of metallurgy for Students

: the science of obtaining metals from their ores and preparing them for use

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