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əˈlu mə nəmalu·minum

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

GCIDE

  1. Aluminumnoun

    The metallic element forming the 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. Also called aluminium.

Wiktionary

  1. aluminumnoun

    A metallic chemical element (symbol Al) with an atomic number of 13.

Wikipedia

  1. aluminum

    Aluminium (aluminum in North American English) is a chemical element with the symbol Al and atomic number 13. Aluminium has a density lower than those of other common metals, at approximately one third that of steel. It has a great affinity towards oxygen, and forms a protective layer of oxide on the surface when exposed to air. Aluminium visually resembles silver, both in its color and in its great ability to reflect light. It is soft, non-magnetic and ductile. It has one stable isotope, 27Al; this isotope is very common, making aluminium the twelfth most common element in the Universe. The radioactivity of 26Al is used in radiodating. Chemically, aluminium is a post-transition metal in the boron group; as is common for the group, aluminium forms compounds primarily in the +3 oxidation state. The aluminium cation Al3+ is small and highly charged; as such, it is polarizing, and bonds aluminium forms tend towards covalency. The strong affinity towards oxygen leads to aluminium's common association with oxygen in nature in the form of oxides; for this reason, aluminium is found on Earth primarily in rocks in the crust, where it is the third most abundant element after oxygen and silicon, rather than in the mantle, and virtually never as the free metal. The discovery of aluminium was announced in 1825 by Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted. The first industrial production of aluminium was initiated by French chemist Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville in 1856. Aluminium became much more available to the public with the Hall–Héroult process developed independently by French engineer Paul Héroult and American engineer Charles Martin Hall in 1886, and the mass production of aluminium led to its extensive use in industry and everyday life. In World Wars I and II, aluminium was a crucial strategic resource for aviation. In 1954, aluminium became the most produced non-ferrous metal, surpassing copper. In the 21st century, most aluminium was consumed in transportation, engineering, construction, and packaging in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. Despite its prevalence in the environment, no living organism is known to use aluminium salts for metabolism, but aluminium is well tolerated by plants and animals. Because of the abundance of these salts, the potential for a biological role for them is of interest, and studies continue.

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  1. aluminum

    Aluminum is a chemical element with the symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery-white, soft, non-magnetic, ductile metal in the boron group. Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth's crust and the most abundant metal. It has a low density and excellent resistance to corrosion, making it a key component in many manufactured goods, including vehicles, aircraft, packaging materials and building construction. It is also used in electrical transmission lines due to its electrical conductivity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aluminumnoun

    see Aluminium

Wikidata

  1. Aluminum

    The Aluminum was an American automobile built by the Aluminum Manufacturers, Inc. of Cleveland, from 1920 to 1922. The car was manufactured primarily as an experiment, in an attempt to prove that aluminum could be used in the construction of automobiles. Six cars were built; each was a five-passenger touring car weighing 2400 lb and featuring a 126-inch wheelbase and a four-cylinder Alcoa engine. In 1922 Pierce-Arrow became involved in the company, and all cars built after that point were constructed under Pierce-Arrow's aegis and bore the name Pomeroy.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aluminum

    A metallic element that has the atomic number 13, atomic symbol Al, and atomic weight 26.98.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aluminum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aluminum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aluminum in a Sentence

  1. Novelis Chief Executive Steve Fisher:

    While Ford has gone very aluminum-intensive and been very successful with the F-150 more recently, everyone's going to look at their portfolios of vehicles and take their own views on how quickly they need to move to aluminum.

  2. White House:

    The decline of American steel and aluminum production has resulted in extensive job losses for hardworking Americans in industries critical to our national security and economic well-being.

  3. Paul Offit:

    When you look at babies that have received aluminum-containing vaccines, you can't even tell the level has gone up.

  4. Justin Trudeau:

    We need to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum between our countries, with hard work, goodwill, and determination, I'm confident we will get there. Our shared interests, prosperity and security demand it.

  5. Jesse Gary:

    We're the only volume producer of high purity aluminum in the Western Hemisphere and among NATO allies.

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