Metallurgy meaning

mĕtl-ûrjē
The study of metals and their properties in bulk and at the atomic level.
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The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, and creating useful objects from metals.
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The science of metals, esp. the science of separating metals from their ores and preparing them for use, by smelting, refining, etc.
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The scientific study and technology of extracting metals from ores, refining them for use, and creating alloys and useful objects from them.
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Origin of metallurgy

  • New Latin metallūrgia from Greek metallourgos miner, worker in metals metallon a mine, metal -ourgos -worker (from ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek μεταλλουργός (metallourgos, “worker in metal"), from μέταλλον (metallon, “metal") + ἔργον (ergon, “work").

    From Wiktionary