metallurgy

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noun met·al·lur·gy \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jē, especially British mə-ˈta-lər-\

Definition of metallurgy

  1. :  the science and technology of metals

metallurgical

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metallurgically

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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

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noun met·al·lur·gy \ˈme-təl-ˌər-jē\

Definition of metallurgy for Students

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


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