met·​al·​lur·​gy | \ ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē How to pronounce metallurgy (audio) , especially British mə-ˈta-lə- \

Definition of metallurgy

: the science and technology of metals

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Other Words from metallurgy

metallurgical \ ˌme-​tə-​ˈlər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce metallurgical (audio) \ adjective
metallurgically \ ˌme-​tə-​ˈlər-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metallurgically (audio) \ adverb
metallurgist \ ˈme-​tə-​ˌlər-​jist How to pronounce metallurgist (audio) , especially British  mə-​ˈta-​lər-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The bottom end of the engine benefits from a balanced eight-counterweight crank with trick metallurgy to increase the bend-fatigue limit by 25 percent. Barry Winfield, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1997 Acura Integra Type R Rewards VTEC Enthusiasts in a Major Way," 21 May 2020 Structures improve, with new metallurgy and more sophisticated load paths. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "The Debate: Should Your Teen Drive a New Car or an Old Beater?," 23 Apr. 2020 Cason, who’s the North American sales manager for a Swedish metallurgy firm, has raised about $244,000 and has about $120,000 in the bank. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "GOP mega donors Tim Dunn, Farris Wilks place big bets in selected Texas House races," 5 Feb. 2020 On December 13, 2018, Robert Vecchio, CEO of LPI, Inc., a New York City firm that provides forensic metallurgy services, rose to speak at a TJPA board meeting. John Brant, Popular Mechanics, "It Was Supposed to Be the Safest Building in the World. Then It Cracked.," 25 Oct. 2019 But instead of plopping his funds in Manhattan high-rises or Miami beach-fronts, Kolomoisky’s network tried a different tack, opting to stuff his boodle in metallurgy plants across the Rust Belt, and buildings in downtown Cleveland. Casey Michel, The New Republic, "Meet Trumpworld’s Next Top Ukrainian Grifter," 16 Dec. 2019 Gans grew up in 16th-century Prague, then the center of innovation in mining and metallurgy. Andrew Lawler, Smithsonian, "America’s First Practicing Jew in America Finally Gets His Due," 21 Sep. 2019 Scratch is perhaps less useful for learning algebra or metallurgy, which, unlike Scratch, are less brandable, having spent millennia in the public domain. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "How We Learned to Love the Pedagogical Vapor of STEM," 17 Dec. 2019 More than 100 readers commented and dozens offered their own vision of what sort of evidence made a convincing case for their viewpoint, with some dipping into their knowledge of casting of metallurgy and of history. New York Times, "An Art History Mystery with No Shortage of Sleuths," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of metallurgy

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metallurgy

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

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The first known use of metallurgy was in 1665

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11 Jun 2020

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“Metallurgy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of metallurgy

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


met·​al·​lur·​gy | \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌər-jē How to pronounce metallurgy (audio) \

Kids Definition of metallurgy

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

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