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
Hollingwood, the metallurgist, appeared, dragging with him the detector.
It seemed to be Hollingwood, the dignified, austere metallurgist.
But President Boon, being himself a metallurgist, desired to inspect the mysterious ore a little more closely.The Moon Metal | Garrett P. Serviss
They are just rocks which form part of the earth's crust, and it is only the metallurgist who can tell what they consist of.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
It was Hollingwood, the metallurgist, looking unhappy with a tremendous bruise on his head where Wayne had clobbered him.
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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