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Definition of "metallurgy" []

  • The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, and creating useful objects from metals. (noun)
  • The study of metals and their properties in bulk and at the atomic level. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "metallurgy" in a sentence
  • "A 62-year-old car enthusiast with little interest in metallurgy, Lynch planned to sell it for salvage — until he happened to see a TV documentary about meteorites on the Travel Channel and realized that what he actually had was an approximately-4. 6 million-year-oldrelic from outer space."
  • "The grease thus collected has several applications: in metallurgy, for lubricating machinery, and in pharmaceuticals."
  • "Among the different groups of craftsmen that existed prior to colonization, those who specialized in metallurgy and feather art were considered the true artists and the most important within the larger group of artisans."