metallography

[ met-l-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌmɛt lˈɒg rə fi /

noun

the study of the structure of metals and alloys by means of microscopy.

QUIZZES

TAKE ROUND 2 OF OUR PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ!

Here is our second set of teacher-selected PSAT vocabulary words. Do you know the meanings of these terms?
Question 1 of 10
advocate

Origin of metallography

From the New Latin word metallographia, dating back to 1870–75. See metallo-, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM metallography

met·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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for metallography

British Dictionary definitions for metallography

metallography
/ (ˌmɛtəˈlɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the branch of metallurgy concerned with the composition and structure of metals and alloys
a lithographic process using metal plates instead of stone; metal lithography

Derived forms of metallography

metallographer or metallographist, nounmetallographic (mɪˌtæləˈɡræfɪk), adjectivemetallographically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012