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.
- met·al·lur·gic, met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective
- met·al·lur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
- met·al·lur·gist [met-l-ur-jist or, especially British, muh-tal-er-jist], /ˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒɪst or, especially British, məˈtæl ər dʒɪst/, noun
- non·met·al·lur·gic, adjective
- non·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective
- non·met·al·lur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
- un·met·al·lur·gic, adjective
- un·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective
- un·met·al·lur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use metallurgy in a sentence
Things like metallurgy which require high temperatures for things like steel, we really don’t have significant fossil fuel alternatives.4 sustainability experts on how they’d spend Elon Musk’s $100 million climate commitment | Sara Kiley Watson | February 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
He developed many chemical processes useful for metallurgy, dyes, glassmaking and medicine, among other applications.
Human beings had some 12,000 years to develop agriculture, around 5,000 years to develop metallurgy, and 500 years to develop a free press.Tech’s underdeveloped moral compass is threatening our democracy | Matthew Heimer | January 12, 2021 | Fortune
Cobra partnered with a metallurgy company called Parmatech, which has been working with HP to hone its 3D-printing process.Cobra 3D-printed its limited-edition putter with stainless steel | Stan Horaczek | December 1, 2020 | Popular-Science
In 1895, most guns went from being manufactured with iron to using steel frames, so the metallurgy is still quite good.A Prepper’s Secrets to Surviving What’s Left of 2020 | Eugene Robinson | September 21, 2020 | Ozy
The success of his metallurgical enterprise no doubt reacted on his telegraphic business.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
The ancient world, because of its metallurgical inferiority, could not use steam.
The railways and early engines of all sorts were the mere first triumphs of the new metallurgical methods.
This was as true of such ancient industries as agriculture and mining as it was of the newest metallurgical processes.
In metallurgical establishments, even though their working may not be connected with that of any mine.
British Dictionary definitions for metallurgy
the scientific study of the extraction, refining, alloying, and fabrication of metals and of their structure and properties
- metallurgic or metallurgical, adjective
- metallurgically, adverb
- metallurgist (mɛˈtælədʒɪst, ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪst), noun
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Scientific definitions for metallurgy
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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