The Alternative English Dictionary: aluminum

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aluminum {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: aluminium (the spelling used in the sciences, and in everyday British English) etymology Named in 1812 by British chemist who discovered it, after the earlier 1807 Dutch form alumium.''Chambers Dictionary of Etymology'', Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988 pronunciation
  • (GenAm) /ə.ˈlu.mɪ̆.ˌnə̆m/
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  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Al) with an atomic number of 13.
  2. (slang) Aircraft or other machinery made partially or wholly of aluminum.

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