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met·al

metal

 
 
pronunciation:
me tl
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part of speech: noun
definition: any solid mineral element that exhibits certain characteristics such as the ability to conduct heat or electricity. Most metals may be shaped under heat or pressure. Iron, silver, copper, and gold are metals.
Most of the chemical elements are metals.
 
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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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