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Topic: INDUSTRY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: aloi, from aloyer 'to combine', from Latin alligare; ALLY2

alloy

1 noun
     
al‧loy1 [uncountable and countable]
TIHCE a metal that consists of two or more metals mixed together:
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
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