from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A silvery-white, ductile metallic element, the most abundant in the earth's crust but found only in combination, chiefly in bauxite. Having good conductive and thermal properties, it is used to form many hard, light, corrosion-resistant alloys. Atomic number 13; atomic weight 26.98; melting point 660.2°C; boiling point 2,467°C; specific gravity 2.69; valence 3. See Table at element.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A metallic chemical element (symbol Al) with an atomic number of 13.
- n. Aircraft or other machinery made partially or wholly of aluminum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as aluminium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
My partner, to me: "Tell him what you call aluminum."
Highly processed soy products may also contain aluminum, which is toxic to the kidneys, nervous system and brain.
They kept them on the ‘silver platters,’ which is what they called aluminum pie plates.
What made it so classic is that Stoudamire's stash was wrapped in aluminum foil when he went through the metal detector.
Wrap the meat in aluminum foil, along with very fat spare ribs, covered with Stubb's barbeque sauce and an equal amout of vinegar.
It would be fun to see them in aluminum jon boats with transom mounted, tiller steer out boards of 25HP or less.
While aluminum is an exception, other metals should be kept away from extreme and prolonged exposure to moisture.
Building light sails of ultrathin aluminum could open up the rest of the solar system for humanity.
The hardest part will be -- mass producing -- ultrathin aluminum sheets from the raw aluminum.
But it will be cheaper, in the long run, to get the source aluminum from the moon rather than from the gravity well of Earth.
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