Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, and creating useful objects from metals.
  • noun The study of metals and their properties in bulk and at the atomic level.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of smelting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art of working metals, comprehending the whole process of separating them from other matters in the ore, smelting, refining, and parting them; sometimes, in a narrower sense, only the process of extracting metals from their ores.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The science of metals; their extraction from ores, purification and alloying, heat treatment, and working.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the science and technology of metals

Etymologies

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

[New Latin metallūrgia, from Greek metallourgos, miner, worker in metals : metallon, a mine, metal + -ourgos, -worker (from ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek μεταλλουργός (matallourgos, "worker in metal"), from μέταλλον (metallon, "metal") + ἔργον (ergon, "work").

Examples

  • The grease thus collected has several applications: in metallurgy, for lubricating machinery, and in pharmaceuticals.

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  • A 62-year-old car enthusiast with little interest in metallurgy, Lynch planned to sell it for salvage — until he happened to see a TV documentary about meteorites on the Travel Channel and realized that what he actually had was an approximately-4. 6 million-year-oldrelic from outer space.

    Meteorite Lands at Rummage Sale « Scavenging

  • A 62-year-old car enthusiast with little interest in metallurgy, Lynch planned to sell it for salvage — until he happened to see a TV documentary about meteorites on the Travel Channel and realized that what he actually had was an approximately-4. 6 million-year-oldrelic from outer space.

    2009 March 12 « Scavenging

  • A 62-year-old car enthusiast with little interest in metallurgy, Lynch planned to sell it for salvage — until he happened to see a TV documentary about meteorites on the Travel Channel and realized that what he actually had was an approximately-4. 6 million-year-oldrelic from outer space.

    2009 March « Scavenging

  • Among the different groups of craftsmen that existed prior to colonization, those who specialized in metallurgy and feather art were considered the true artists and the most important within the larger group of artisans.

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • Among the different groups of craftsmen that existed prior to colonization, those who specialized in metallurgy and feather art were considered the true artists and the most important within the larger group of artisans.

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • Among the different groups of craftsmen that existed prior to colonization, those who specialized in metallurgy and feather art were considered the true artists and the most important within the larger group of artisans.

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • Thats why Jim Lloyd who has a degree in metallurgy and worked at ASARCO now works for DEQ as an "Environemntal Engineer" and wanders around the state clueless.

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  • Her scientific development in metallurgy, radar, computers is noteworthy, and her knowledge and understanding of nuclear science has progressed far beyond earlier appraisals.

    Red China—Five years of Dramatic Events

  • There is current, I know, the opinion that every technologist in metallurgy, chemistry and physics is capable of carrying on research and achieving success in it.

    The Research Council and Its Work

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