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

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 In 32 years of on-again/off-again metallurgy, the quartet has released only one real album, Nespithe, and that was in 1993. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 3 June 2022 The young Sorokin, whose father was a metallurgy professor, felt ostracized by his more authentically proletarian classmates. Jennifer Wilson, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 Four generations later, the Florios dominated the economic life not just of Sicily, but of Italy, with interests in shipping, shipbuilding, railways, mining, metallurgy, fishing, ceramics, and wine. Stanley Stewart, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2022 Growing up in a town outside Moscow, where his father worked as a professor of metallurgy, Sorokin had an early taste of literary notoriety. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2022 And there are a few larger industries—intercontinental air travel, certain kinds of metallurgy such as steel production—that may require combustion, probably of hydrogen, for some time longer. The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 Thomas was named director of metallurgy for the company in 2009. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 10 Nov. 2021 After just three days, any trace of the nail is gone; what's left is a solution called a lixiviant—a liquid used in metallurgy to leach pure ore from rock sources. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 8 Nov. 2021 Climate change, ecoterrorism, ancient Greek, the Renaissance, the Ottoman Empire, metallurgy and the economic hardship of being a single mother in 21st-century Idaho are all dealt with in crisp, swiftly moving sentences. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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“Metallurgy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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