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  1. the study of the structure of metals and alloys by means of microscopy.
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Origin of metallography

From the New Latin word metallographia, dating back to 1870–75. See metallo-, -graphy
Related formsmet·al·log·ra·pher, met·al·log·ra·phist, nounmet·al·lo·graph·ic [muh-tal-uh-graf-ik] /məˌtæl əˈgræf ɪk/, me·tal·lo·graph·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • M. Zach has given to his discovery the title of Metallography.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851


British Dictionary definitions for metallography


  1. the branch of metallurgy concerned with the composition and structure of metals and alloys
  2. a lithographic process using metal plates instead of stone; metal lithography
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Derived Formsmetallographer or metallographist, nounmetallographic (mɪˌtæləˈɡræfɪk), adjectivemetallographically, adverb
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