Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
1. The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, and creating useful objects from metals.
2. The study of metals and their properties in bulk and at the atomic level.
[New Latin metallūrgia, from Greek metallourgos, miner, worker in metals : metallon, a mine, metal + -ourgos, -worker (from ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots).]
met′al·lur′gic, met′al·lur′gi·cal adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
metallurgy(mɛˈtælədʒɪ; US ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ)
(Metallurgy) the scientific study of the extraction, refining, alloying, and fabrication of metals and of their structure and properties
ˌmetalˈlurgic, ˌmetalˈlurgical adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
met•al•lur•gy(ˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi; esp. Brit. məˈtæl ər dʒi)
1. the technique or science of working or heating metals.
2. the technique or science of making and compounding alloys.
3. the technique or science of separating metals from their ores.
[1695–1705; < New Latin metallurgia < Greek metallourg(ós) working in metals, mining + New Latin -ia -ia. See metall-, -urgy]
met`al•lur′gic, met`al•lur′gi•cal, adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
The science and technology of extracting metals from their ores, refining them for use, and creating alloys and useful objects from them.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
the science of preparing metals for use by separating them from their ores and refining them, as by smelting. — metallurgist, n. — metallurgie, metallurgical, adj.See also: Metals
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||metallurgy - the science and technology of metals|
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
powder metallurgy - the metallurgy of powdered metals; how to produce solid metal objects from powdered metal by compaction and sintering
pole - deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
alloy - make an alloy of
beneficiate - process (ores or other raw materials), as by reduction
rich - high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
metallurgy[meˈtælədʒɪ] N → metalurgia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
metallurgy[mɛˈtælərdʒi] n → métallurgie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
metallurgy[mɛˈtælədʒɪ] n → metallurgia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995