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ˌæl yəˈmɪn i əmalu·mini·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13noun

    a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

Wiktionary

  1. aluminiumnoun

    A light, silvery metal extracted from bauxite, and a chemical element (symbol Al) with an atomic number of 13.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aluminiumnoun

    the metallic base of alumina. This metal is white, but with a bluish tinge, and is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and for its lightness, having a specific gravity of about 2.6. Atomic weight 27.08. Symbol Al

    Etymology: [L. alumen. See Alum.]

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  1. Aluminium

    Aluminium is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal. Aluminium is the third most abundant element, and the most abundant metal, in the Earth's crust. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's solid surface. Aluminium metal is so chemically reactive that native specimens are rare and limited to extreme reducing environments. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals. The chief ore of aluminium is bauxite. Aluminium is remarkable for the metal's low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to the phenomenon of passivation. Structural components made from aluminium and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and are important in other areas of transportation and structural materials. The most useful compounds of aluminium, at least on a weight basis, are the oxides and sulfates. Despite its prevalence in the environment, aluminium salts are not known to be used by any form of life. In keeping with its pervasiveness, aluminium is well tolerated by plants and animals. Owing to their prevalence, potential beneficial biological roles of aluminium compounds are of continuing interest.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aluminium

    al-ū-min′i-um, n. the metallic base of alumina; a metal somewhat resembling silver, and remarkable for its lightness, now made from Bauxite.—Aluminium bronze, an alloy lighter than gold, but like it in colour. [First called Aluminum by the discoverer, Sir H. Davy (1778-1829).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aluminium in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aluminium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aluminium in a Sentence

  1. Erwin Mayr:

    I expect the positive trend to continue in 2016, although the slowdown in China could reduce Chinese demand for imported European products containing aluminium.

  2. Akira Kaneko:

    We've had a major breakthrough in the infrastructure field as we've got de facto recognition by the civil engineers' society that aluminium can be used for structures, what we want now is to win at least one or two bridge projects this year and start building new demand.

  3. Nicholas Snowdon:

    Aluminium tops the list in terms of potential and much needed production cuts in the Western world. Also in the zinc market, we're seeing zinc mine production growing at the fastest pace in several years, given the positioning in base metals, which have swung firmly to short side, if you do see some significant production cut announcements, that could be a trigger for some short covering.

  4. Emilio Braghi:

    A beverage can that is recycled today can be back on store shelves in just 60 days, cans made from recycled aluminium save 95% of the energy required to make a new can and aluminium can be recycled infinitively without losing quality.

  5. Bruce Tobin:

    We are working with banks to use our strong credit rating to establish an optional supply chain financing programme to support suppliers, this programme is being piloted with several suppliers in our aluminium business, and we intend to make it more broadly available from mid-year 2016. According to a report in The Weekend Australian on Saturday, Rio Tinto's new terms will apply to all contracts valued at $ 3 million or more. Suppliers whose contracts are valued at less than $ 3 million will receive payment in 60 days. The Weekend Australian on Saturday also reported that Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Wash had written to suppliers inviting any who believed they should be exempt from the new payment terms to contact the company. Rio Tinto offers exemptions to suppliers that are registered charities, certain community and indigenous organisations and some government suppliers. Rival mining giant BHP Billiton moved to 60-day supplier payment terms about 18 months ago. A spokeswoman said on Saturday the company retained significant flexibility in terms of arrangements with small business suppliers.

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