Definitions

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  • n. An alloy of 75% aluminium with about 25% magnesium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alloy of aluminium and magnesium combined in. varying proportions. Magnalium containing 25–30 per cent. of magnesium is not affected by air or water and gives good castings; with 7½–10 per cent. of manganese, it takes on a good polish and is suitable for bells. The alloy also possesses great ductility and its melting-point lies between 600° and 700° C.

Etymologies

From magn(esium) + al(umin)ium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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