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metallurgy

Syllabification: met·al·lur·gy
Pronunciation: /ˈmedlˌərjē
 
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Definition of metallurgy in English:

noun

The branch of science and technology concerned with the properties of metals and their production and purification.
Example sentences
  • He earned a doctorate in metallurgy and material sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in metallurgy engineering and material science from the University of Notre Dame.
  • I got a degree in industrial technology with specialties in metallurgy and power mechanization.
  • Like brazing and other joining processes, soldering involves several fields of science, including mechanics, chemistry and metallurgy.

Origin

early 18th century: from Greek metallon 'metal' + -ourgia 'working'.

Derivatives

metallurgic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmetlˈərjik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Exports of clothing and knitwear added up to about $1.5 billion, metallurgic and steel industry products were $720 million, machine building products more than $470 million, fuels close to $440 million.
  • A very important contract was signed for the import of a large amount of ferrous ore to supply the Kremikovtsi metallurgic plant in exchange for railway carriages for the mine industry to be produced in Bulgaria.
  • The superintendent for the Midas Mining Company of Rochester, New York, favored names having metallurgic or zoological meaning, including Chrysostone and Megatherium.

metallurgical

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • Although the powder metallurgy branch of the metallurgical industry is limited, utilization of titanium metal powders from scrap some day may render this field important to the titanium industry.
  • Therefore, the basic scope of the metallurgical processing of cast iron is to manipulate the type, amount, and morphology of the eutectic in order to achieve the desired mechanical properties.
  • The main arguments for a date sometime after the mid-nineteenth century are those relating to electro-gilding, blow torch brazing and the metallurgical analyses.

metallurgically

3
adverb
Example sentences
  • It is important that any material whose properties make it technically attractive for operation for long periods at elevated temperatures should be metallurgically and mechanically stable under operating conditions.
  • Permanent mold castings are metallurgically superior to die or sand castings, having greater soundness, pressure tightness, higher strength, greater speed of production, and thinner walls.
  • He added that the unfired bullets found wrapped with it in a blanket were metallurgically different from the bullet taken from King's body, and therefore were from a different lot of ammunition.

metallurgist

4
noun
Example sentences
  • Another good example of an alloy happens when metallurgists add carbon to steel.
  • But those primal steel pan metallurgists might never have lifted the first tuning hammers if not for the rich cultural heritage that flowed through the streets of their community.
  • It was a process chased by metallurgists and steel makers throughout the better part of the 20th century.

Words that rhyme with metallurgy

allergy, analogy, genealogy, hypallage, mineralogy, tetralogy

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