metallurgy

 /mɛˈtælədʒɪ/

ⓘ One or more forum threads is an exact match of your searched term. Click here.


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
met•al•lur•gy /ˈmɛtəlˌɝdʒi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Metallurgythe science of metals, including their properties and uses.
met•al•lur•gist, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
met•al•lur•gy  (metl ûr′jē or, esp. Brit., mə talər jē), 
n. 
  1. Metallurgythe technique or science of working or heating metals so as to give them certain desired shapes or properties.
  2. Metallurgythe technique or science of making and compounding alloys.
  3. Metallurgythe technique or science of separating metals from their ores.
Etymology:1695–1705; Neo-Latin metallurgia Greek metallourg(ós) working in metals, mining + Neo-Latin -ia -ia. See metall-, -urgy
met′al•lurgic, met′al•lurgi•cal, adj. 
met′al•lurgi•cal•ly, adv. 
met•al•lur•gist  (metl ûr′jist or, esp. Brit., mə talər jist), 
n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

metallurgy /mɛˈtælədʒɪ; US: ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ/ n
  1. the scientific study of the extraction, refining, alloying, and fabrication of metals and of their structure and properties

ˌmetalˈlurgic, ˌmetalˈlurgical adj metallurgist /mɛˈtælədʒɪst; ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪst/ n



'metallurgy' also found in these entries:
Advertisements

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App

Report an inappropriate ad.