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metallurgymet‧al‧lur‧gy /məˈtælədʒi $ ˈmetəlɜːrdʒi/ noun [uncountable]  HTIthe scientific study of metals and their usesmetallurgist noun [countable]metallurgical /ˌmetəˈlɜːdʒɪkəl◂ $ -ˈlɜːr-/ adjective
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metallurgyThis is partly owing to the understandings that it has provided, in certain technologically important areas such as chemistry and metallurgy.He taught courses in engineering and metallurgy.Two years of study, postwar, mining and metallurgy, with a wife to encourage him.Hiking Sue, a graduate from London's Imperial College in 1979, has degrees in materials science and metallurgy.He thus achieved distinction in both ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy.They covered every imaginable subject from metallurgy to medicine, from good building techniques to good manners.He also published papers on social topics and had a great interest in historical metallurgy.They are noted for their strength, tenacity, magical powers and skills in metallurgy.
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