from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The chemical bond characteristic of metals, in which mobile valence electrons are shared among atoms in a usually stable crystalline structure.

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  • n. a chemical bond in which mobile electrons are shared over many nuclei; this leads to electrical conduction

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  • n. a chemical bond in which electrons are shared over many nuclei and electronic conduction occurs


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