aluminium

[al-yuh-min-ee-uh m]
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noun, adjective Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. alumina cement,
  2. aluminate,
  3. aluminated,
  4. aluminiferous,
  5. aluminite,
  6. aluminium bronze,
  7. aluminium hydroxide,
  8. aluminium oxide,
  9. aluminium sulphate,
  10. aluminize

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British Dictionary definitions for aluminium

aluminium

US and Canadian aluminum (əˈluːmɪnəm)

noun

a light malleable ductile silvery-white metallic element that resists corrosion; the third most abundant element in the earth's crust (8.1 per cent), occurring only as a compound, principally in bauxite. It is used, esp in the form of its alloys, in aircraft parts, kitchen utensils, etc. Symbol: Al; atomic no: 13; atomic wt: 26.9815; valency: 3; relative density: 2.699; melting pt: 660.45°C; boiling pt: 2520°C
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Word Origin and History for aluminium

aluminium

see aluminum.

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