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Aluminum appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum
  • There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan.

Aluminum is sometimes a misspelling of alumni.

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Definition of the noun aluminum

What does aluminum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aluminums

  1. a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    • examples: A battery of aluminum pots and pans. | Make balls 3 centimeters in diameter and place them on a sheet of buttered aluminum foil. | This boat is made with high grade aluminum and high strength iron. | Aluminum is a metal. | I finished off one half of the pizza and wrapped the other half in aluminum foil and put it in the fridge.
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of aluminum: Al / aluminium / atomic number 13
    • more generic terms: metal / metallic element = any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    • more specific terms:
    • substance of: aluminium foil / aluminum foil / tin foil = foil made of aluminum; bauxite = a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides

Alternative definition of the noun aluminum


  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Al) with an atomic number of 13.


  1. "Aluminum" was the second album from NYC band Gods Child, littered with damaged guitars, distressed mellotron, and raw vocals. Produced by Tim Palmer (who has worked with such acts as Pearl Jam, Sponge, and Mission UK) the album features a spaced-out aura, solid musicianship and soaring sonics[1].
  2. "Aluminum" is a composition.


"Aluminum" is a book by W. F. Kehler.


  1. Aluminum is an industry.
    • also known as Aluminium
  2. The Aluminum was an American automobile built by the Aluminum Manufacturers, Inc. of Cleveland, from 1920 to 1922. The car was manufactured primarily as an experiment, in an attempt to prove that aluminum could be used in the construction of automobiles. Six cars were built; each was a five-passenger touring car weighing 2400 lb and featuring a 126-inch wheelbase and a four-cylinder Alcoa engine. In 1922 Pierce-Arrow became involved in the company, and all cars built after that point were constructed under Pierce-Arrow's aegis and bore the name Pomeroy.

Phrases with Aluminum

  1. aluminum foil
  2. aluminum oxide
  3. aluminum bronze
  4. Aluminum Shower
  5. aluminum business
  6. aluminum chloride
  7. aluminum industry
  8. aluminum hydroxide
  9. hydrated aluminum oxide

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aluminum

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Google previewThe Science of Writing (2013)

Theories, Methods, Individual Differences and Applications by C. Michael Levy, Sarah Ransdell

Aluminum is a metal. 2. It is abundant. 3. It has many uses. 4. It comes from bauxite. 5. Bauxite is an ore. 6.

Google previewAluminum and the Elements of Group 13 (2004)

by Nigel Saunders

Although aluminum is a very reactive metal, when covered by a layer of aluminum oxide it stops reacting with air or water. However...

Google previewGeneral Chemistry (2016)

by Darrell Ebbing, Steven D. Gammon

Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust (after oxygen and silicon).

Google previewWhat Curios of Signs: The Pedagogical Implications of Writing as Metacognition (2006)

Aluminum is a metal. It is abundant. It has many uses. It comes from bauxite. Bauxite is an ore. Bauxite looks like clay. (as cited in Sanders & van Wijk, 1996, p . 259) Of course it is more than a sequence of events; the sample's propositions are ...

Google previewElements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys (2008)

by Flake C. Campbell

On an equal weight and cost basis, aluminum is a better electrical conductor than copper.

Google previewMetal Bioaccumulation in Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates (1978)

A Literature Review by Glenn R. Phillips, Rosemarie C. Russo

SECTI0N III ALUMINUM Aluminum is the commonest metallic element in the earth's crust; it is abundant in many rocks and...

Aluminum is an essential metal for human biological function, although its function in tissues has not been clearly ...

Google previewGoldman's Cecil Medicine,Expert Consult Premium Edition -- Enhanced Online Features and Print, Single Volume,24 (2012)

Goldman's Cecil Medicine by Russell La Fayette Cecil, Lee Goldman (MD.), Andrew I. Schafer

Aluminum is the most abundant metal.

Google previewMetal Ions in Biological Systems (1988)

Volume 24: Aluminum and its Role in Biology by Helmut Sigel, Astrid Sigel

INTRODUCTION Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element within the lithosphere [1,2]. It occurs primarily in...

Aluminum is a strongly hydrolyzing metal and is relatively insoluble in the neutral pH range (6.0-8.0; [3]). Under acidic (pH ...

Google previewRecycling Reading Level 6 (2009)

by Saddleback Educational Publishing

Aluminum is a sustainable metal that never wears out and can be recycled over and over again. It is the most recycled and most recyclable beverage container in the world. Recycling aluminum cans helps to save a lot of time, energy, natural ...

Google previewPrinciples of Environmental Chemistry (2014)

by James E. Girard, James Girard

Aluminum is a light, strong metal that is used primarily for making beverage cans. In the building industry, it is used to make doors, windows, ...

Google previewTrace Elements from Soil to Human (2007)

by Alina Kabata-Pendias, Arun B. Mukherjee

Aluminum is a component of cathode ray tube heating elements, is used as a corrosion inhibitor, cement accelerator, and has several others applications ( HSDB 1995). II-13.2.3 Soils Aluminum is an abundant element in soils and its contents ...

Google previewElements in Health and Disease

by Pof. Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal

Aluminum is a chemical element in the Boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13 with oxidation state +3. It is soft, silvery white metal insoluble in water. Aluminum is the most abundant metal and the third most abundant element after ...

Google previewToxics A to Z (1991)

A Guide to Everyday Pollution Hazards by John Harte, Cheryl Holdren, Richard Schneider, Christine Shirley

Physical and Chemical Properties Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust (after oxygen and silicon)...

Google previewPower (1909)

If you try any or all of these, the only precipitate that you will get in the case of aluminum is the white, gelatinous (or flaky) hydroxide. This does not mean that aluminum does not have any sulphides or carbonates : for like ferric iron, aluminum ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

aluminum alveolus aluminum (Al; aluminium (British, Canadian))[Z = 13; Ar = 26.98]. a soft, silvery white, moderately reactive, toxic, low-density metallic element with many commercial and industrial uses. It occurs naturally in shale, igneous ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust. It occurs in a number of forms that include clays and emeralds. It is never found as the pure metal. Aluminum is refined from an ore called bauxite. This ore is first turned into aluminum ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

See aluminum. aluminum, A light metallic element that can damage the ENVIRONMENT and cause human health problems at high levels. Elemental aluminum does not exist in nature; it is always found in compounds. In the environment ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

aluminum chloride hardness when machinability is a factor; silicon alloys are useful when fluidity to follow machinability is a factor, and when fluidity to follow intricate shapes is desired. The high-magnesium alloys require care in melting ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (2012)

The Social Science of Garbage by Carl A. Zimring, William L. Rathje, Consulting Editor

A rare and precious metal just 150 years ago, aluminum is now a nearly ubiquitous element in consumer goods, cars, power lines, airplanes, and computers. Although aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, the process of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Second Edition (2002)

by Mel Schwartz

Aluminum metal is produced by first extracting alumina (aluminum oxide) from the bauxite by a chemical process. The alumina is then dissolved in a molten electrolyte, and an electric current is passed through it, causing the metallic aluminum ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1U1M3I1N1U1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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