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aluminum

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  • aluminium (the spelling used in the sciences, and in everyday British English)

EtymologyEdit

Named in 1812 by British chemist Sir Humphry Davy who discovered it, after the earlier 1807 New Latin form alumium.[1]

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NounEdit

aluminum (uncountable)

  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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

LatinEdit

NounEdit

alūminum

  1. genitive plural of alūmen