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metal

met·al

metal

 
 
pronunciation:
me tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several solid mineral elements, such as silver, bronze, or copper, that can conduct heat and electricity, are malleable under heat or pressure, and typically form salts when combined with nonmetals.
 
definition 2: any of various chemical elements that yield positive ions in aqueous solutions of their salts.
derivation: metallike (adj.)
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Metal is from an ancient Greek word that means "mine."
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  • metalworker:
    a person who builds things from metal.
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