materials science


noun

the study of the characteristics and uses of various materials, as glass, plastics, and metals.

Nearby words

  1. materialization,
  2. materialize,
  3. materially,
  4. materials,
  5. materials handling,
  6. materiel,
  7. maternal,
  8. maternal dystocia,
  9. maternal placenta,
  10. maternalize

Origin of materials science

First recorded in 1960–65

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