metallurgy

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

The IPA(key): /meˈtælədʒi/ pronunciation is the more common one in the UK and Commonwealth. The IPA(key): /ˈmetələrdʒi/ pronunciation is the more common one in the USA, and is the first-listed variant in various American dictionaries (e.g., Merriam-Webster Collegiate, American Heritage). Worldwide, both are accepted.

Etymology[edit]

From French métallurgie, from Ancient Greek μεταλλουργός (metallourgós, worker in metal), from μέταλλον (métallon, metal) + ἔργον (érgon, work).

Noun[edit]

metallurgy (usually uncountable, plural metallurgies)

  1. The science of metals; their extraction from ores, purification and alloying, heat treatment, and working.

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