[met-l-ur-jee or, esp. British, muh-tal-er-jee]
- the technique or science of working or heating metals so as to give them certain desired shapes or properties.
- the technique or science of making and compounding alloys.
- the technique or science of separating metals from their ores.
Origin of metallurgy
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Examples from the Web for metallurgy
By contrast, petroleum engineering and metallurgy degrees promise median earnings of $120,000 and $80,000.
Not many aspiring early childhood educators would change course once they learn they can earn more in metallurgy or mining.
The process of extracting a metal from its ores is called the metallurgy of the metal.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
It was in this spirit that he began his investigations in metallurgy.Stories of Invention
Edward E. Hale
Just the kind of work for students commencing the study of metallurgy.Getting Gold
J. C. F. Johnson
This latter was in mechanics and metallurgy; and I hesitated between the two.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
Metallurgy is the highest and most difficult branch of chemistry.Steam Steel and Electricity
James W. Steele
- the scientific study of the extraction, refining, alloying, and fabrication of metals and of their structure and properties
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Word Origin and History for metallurgy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The scientific study and technology of extracting metals from ores, refining them for use, and creating alloys and useful objects from them.
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