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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Our modern civilization is built on sand: concrete, paved roads, ceramics, metallurgy, petroleum fracking—even the glass on smart phones—all require the humble substance. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia," 26 June 2019 More in Mansion For much of the 19th century, it was owned by the d’Aspremont Lynden family, another noble clan, before it was bought in 1889 by Gustave Dumont, a metallurgy tycoon. WSJ, "A Belgian Castle With a Heroic Past," 13 Feb. 2019 Advancements in metallurgy have given carmakers specific blends of high-strength steel that are easy to stamp and weld, resistant to corrosion, fire, or impact, and weigh less while retaining their strength. Blake Z. Rong, Popular Mechanics, "10 Innovations That Made the Modern Car," 4 Dec. 2018 The Philosopher’s Stone The alchemists’ quest for gold wasn’t just about metallurgy, though. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "The Eternal Quest for Aether, the Cosmic Stuff That Never Was," 19 Oct. 2018 Stainless Steel The composition of knives parallels the history of metallurgy: copper, bronze, iron, steel. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018 The new Air weighs a quarter of a pound less than the previous one, comes in new colors, and, thanks to Apple’s metallurgy team, is now made entirely of recycled aluminum, which Brooklyn loved and cheered over for a full 30 seconds. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Silicon Valley brings its “humanist,” “minimalist” aesthetic to Brooklyn.," 31 Oct. 2018 Its most valuable tool was basic research: Bell’s scientists spent years probing the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, metallurgy, magnetism, and more in their search for discoveries that could be monetized. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google," 11 July 2018 The deal to sell its powder-metallurgy business would transform GKN into a pure-play aerospace business focused on supplying airframe and engine housing structures to Boeing Co. and Airbus., "GKN's Rival Suitors Offer Incentives in Race to Woo Shareholders," 16 Apr. 2018

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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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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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