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 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 Companies in the sector are accelerating the transition to green metallurgy under pressure from investors. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 By the time the Transylvanian settlement emerged, people in the region had developed copper and gold metallurgy. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021 Advances in engineering, metallurgy, rubber and even fuel accelerated progress almost exponentially, and by the Roaring Twenties, cars had become international symbols of power, wealth and style. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2021 Manufacturing silicide fuel for the TRR breaches the deal’s 15-year moratorium on uranium metallurgy, as an intermediate step in the process involves working uranium metal. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, 15 July 2021 Hublot’s universe of wristwear is manufactured by its own metallurgy and materials laboratory, which creates the materials per reference using the latest technology. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 July 2021 As an inventor in electrochemistry and process metallurgy, Fromson held more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents in his field. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, 28 June 2021 Dunkle graduated from Yale University in 1908, having studied metallurgy, chemistry, economics, and engineering. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2021

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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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28 Sep 2021

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“Metallurgy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 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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