Noun Aluminum Definition and Examples







The chemical element of atomic number 13, a light silvery-grey metal.
  1. 'All you see is a big slab of aluminum running across the dashboard.'
  2. 'Officials said materials made of plastic, aluminum, glass and metals will have to be recycled.'
  3. 'He also put a frame around the lamp to keep it cool and made the fixture of aluminum rather than steel.'
  4. 'Mix aluminium, lead, copper and steel components incorrectly and you will get rapid rusting.'
  5. 'The case is steel, not aluminium, but weight is not an issue with a case of this small size.'
  6. 'He got the formula right, but had not looked up the melting point of aluminum.'
  7. 'Those containing magnesium or aluminium generally work by neutralising the stomach acid.'
  8. 'The use of aluminium and steel in car production is thought of as something new.'
  9. 'The ease with which aluminum may be fabricated into any form is one of its most important assets.'
  10. 'The other way is to coat the steel surface with a metal compatible with aluminum.'
((n.) See Aluminium.)


1. Chemistry. a silver-white metallic element, light in weight, ductile, malleable, and not readily corroded or tarnished, occurring combined in nature in igneous rock, shale, clay, and most soil: used in alloys and for lightweight utensils, castings, airplane parts, etc. Symbol:Al; atomic weight:2

6.98; atomic number:13; specific gravity:

2.70 at 20°C.Abbreviation:alum.; adjective

2. of, relating to, or containing aluminum: an aluminum frying pan.


"There can be aluminum companies."
"There can be aluminum associations."
"There can be aluminum industries."
"There can be aluminum producers."
"There can be aluminum sectors."
"There can be aluminum cans."
"There can be aluminum premiums."
"There can be aluminum shipments."
"There can be aluminum productions."
"There can be aluminum products."
"There can be aluminum wheels."
"There can be aluminum smelters."
"There can be aluminum stocks."
"There can be aluminum demands."
"There can be aluminum markets."
"There can be aluminum sheets."
"There can be aluminum orders."
"There can be aluminum consumptions."
"There can be aluminum outputs."
"There can be aluminum groups."

Early 19th century: from alumina + -ium.

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