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

Examples of metallurgy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By World War I, improvements in metallurgy solved the initial weight penalty. Walter J. Boyne And Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2021 Anderson selected new works from six African and diaspora artists that highlight some of Africa's contributions to the fields of metallurgy, writing, music and mathematics. Rachel Wood, CNN, 21 May 2021 This time Colt metallurgy and machining met the challenge. Mark Yost, WSJ, 14 May 2021 For example, the lithium battery saves roughly 22 pounds compared to the battery in the previous 911 GT3, while thanks to metallurgy and soldering techniques, the new sport exhaust shaves off another 22 pounds. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Apr. 2021 The alchemists’ quest for gold wasn’t just about metallurgy, though. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, 10 Feb. 2021 The team’s insight came from the idea of combining materials used in bioengineering with production approaches from industry, says Jakus, who has an academic background in metallurgy and explosive materials. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, 29 Sep. 2016 At the same time, newer vessels incorporate the latest advances in power plant technology, metallurgy, hull shape, low-friction coatings, and propeller design, making for faster, quieter, deeper-diving, and more deadly undersea combat vessels. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, 17 Jan. 2021 Knowing what makes a great blade involves a deep dive into the science of metallurgy, said McManus. Marni Jameson,, 18 Dec. 2020

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Metallurgy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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