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a·lu·mi·num

 (ə-lo͞o′mə-nəm)
n. Symbol Al
A silvery-white, ductile metallic element, the most abundant in the earth's crust but found only in combination, chiefly in bauxite. Having good conductive and thermal properties, it is used to form many hard, light, corrosion-resistant alloys. Atomic number 13; atomic weight 26.9815; melting point 660.32°C; boiling point 2,519°C; specific gravity 2.70; valence 3. See Periodic Table.

a•lu•mi•num

(əˈlu mə nəm)

n.
1. a silver-white metallic element, light in weight, ductile, malleable, and not readily corroded or tarnished: used in alloys and for lightweight products. Abbr.: alum.;Symbol: Al; at. wt.: 26.98; at. no.: 13; sp. gr.: 2.70 at 20°C.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or containing aluminum. Also, esp. Brit., aluminium.
[1812; alter. of earlier alumium. See alumina, -ium2]

a·lu·mi·num

(ə-lo͞o′mə-nəm)
Symbol Al A lightweight, silvery-white metallic element that is easily shaped and a good conductor of electricity. It is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust and is used to make a wide variety of products from soda cans to airplane components. Atomic number 13. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aluminum - a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxitealuminum - a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
aluminium foil, aluminum foil, tin foil - foil made of aluminum
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
potash alum, potassium alum, alum - a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
alum, ammonia alum, ammonium alum - a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
bauxite - a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
Duralumin - an aluminum-based alloy
Translations
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aluminium
aluminio
alumiinium
alumiini
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alumínium
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アルミニウム
알루미늄
aluminium
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อลูมิเนียม
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aluminium

(ӕljuˈminiəm) (American) aluminum (əˈluːminəm) noun, adjective
(of) an element, a light, silver-coloured metal used in making saucepans etc. pans made of aluminium; aluminium foil, rivet, tray.

aluminum

الألومينيوم hliník aluminium Aluminium αλουμίνιο aluminio alumiini aluminium aluminij alluminio アルミニウム 알루미늄 aluminium aluminium aluminium alumínio алюминий aluminium อลูมิเนียม alüminyum nhôm

aluminum

n aluminio; — chloride cloruro de aluminio; — hydroxide hidróxido de aluminio
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