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  • aluminium (the spelling used in the sciences, and non-US English)

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Coined by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1812, after the earlier 1807 New Latin form alumium.[1] By surface analysis, Latin alumen +‎ -um

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aluminum (countable and uncountable, plural aluminums)

  1. US, Canadian, and Philippines standard spelling of aluminium.

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

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  1. genitive plural of alūmen