aluminum

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • aluminium (the spelling used in the sciences, and in everyday British English)

Etymology[edit]

Named in 1812 by British chemist Sir Humphry Davy who discovered it, after the earlier 1807 New Latin form alumium.[1]

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Noun[edit]

aluminum ‎(countable and uncountable, plural aluminums)

  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Al) with an atomic number of 13.
  2. (countable) A single atom of this element.
  3. (slang) Aircraft or other machinery made partially or wholly of aluminum.

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References[edit]

  • aluminum Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • aluminum mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  • "Aluminum" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.
  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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Noun[edit]

alūminum

  1. genitive plural of alūmen