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Definition of Aluminium

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type of metal (alternate spelling for aluminum)
Aluminium Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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aluminium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The metallic 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.
  
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aluminium
\al`u*min"i*um\ (ăl`&usl;*m&ibreve;n"&ibreve;*ŭm), n. [l. alumen. see alum.] (chem.) the metallic 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.
aluminium
bronze or


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 aluminium bronze 
 aluminium foil 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
alúmanam
Australian Slang
a useful metal
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
(synonym) aluminum, Al, atomic number 13
(hypernym) metallic element, metal
(hyponym) alum, potassium alum, potash alum
(substance-holonym) aluminum foil, aluminium foil, tin foil
Aluminium Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Chemistry of the Elements
Name: aluminium
Symbol: Al
Atomic number: 13
Atomic weight: 26.981538 (2)
Group in periodic table: 13
Group name:
Period in periodic table: 3
Block in periodic table: p-block
CAS registry ID: 7429-90-5

Pure aluminium is a silvery-white metal with many desirable characteristics. It is light, nontoxic (as the metal), nonmagnetic and nonsparking. It is somewhat decorative. It is easily formed, machined, and cast. Pure aluminium is soft and lacks strength, but alloys with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, and other elements have very useful properties. Aluminium is an abundant element in the earth's crust, but it is not found free in nature. The Bayer process is used to refine aluminium from bauxite, an aluminium ore.
Mineralogy Database

General Information:
 Chemical Formula:
Al
 Composition:
(Molecular Weight = 26.98 gm)
Aluminum 100.0 % Al
 Empirical Formula:
Al
 IMA Status:
Approved IMA 1980
 Name Origin:
From the Latin, alumen = "alum."
Physical Properties:
 Color:
white.
 Density:
2.7
 Diaphaniety:
Opaque
 Hardness:
1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
 Luster:
Metallic - Dull
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Aluminium Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Aluminium (or aluminum; see spelling differences) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal. Aluminium is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal, in the Earth's crust. It makes up about 8 y weight of the Earth's solid surface. Aluminium metal is so chemically reactive that native specimens are rare and limited to extreme reducing environments. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals. The chief ore of aluminium is bauxite.

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