• WordNet 3.6
    • n aluminum a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
    • n Aluminum ȧ*lū*mĭ*nŭm The metallic element forming the base of alumina. This metal is white, but with a bluish tinge, and is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and for its lightness, having a specific gravity of about 2.6. Atomic weight 27.08. Symbol Al. Also called aluminium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Using recycled aluminum cans and making news cans out of them saves 75% energy compared to making it from new material.
    • n aluminum Same as aluminium.
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In literature:

These should be made of aluminum leaf, or of Dutch metal.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
This mass of rejected clay was found to be exceedingly rich in aluminum.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Now it was encased in aluminum, except on the top where he had removed the cover plate.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It was a good six feet wide, made of what seemed to be some form of an aluminum alloy, and was waiting to be walked on.
"Call Him Savage" by John Pollard
A sealed container, aluminum.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
As the firelight fell on them they gleamed with the mild sheen of aluminum.
"World of the Drone" by Robert Abernathy
A few minutes later, the cab pulled up in front of an imposing looking building of slightly tarnished aluminum paneling.
"Instant of Decision" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Woehler, German chemist, discovered the metal aluminum; Ohm made important discoveries concerning electric currents.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
I pointed to an aluminum tube torture rack, government issue's idea of a chair.
"Do Unto Others" by Mark Clifton
The metals from aluminum to gold have been examined in this way.
"A Brief Account of Radio-activity" by Francis Preston Venable

In news:

In light of Lita Ford's T&A power-ballad videos, Betsy Bitch's "heavy" aluminum and Tori Amos' deliciously awful first album (the apropos-of-nothing Why Kan't Tori Read.
The flower color of certain types of hydrangeas depends on the amount of aluminum they draw from the soil, which in turn depends on soil pH.
Hypereutectic aluminum is saturated with silicon particles that must be exposed during honing.
A two-stage process first hones a cylinder's wall to a mirror-like finish and then relieves aluminum around the silicon particles.
Dana Holding Corporation unveiled the Spicer Formed Aluminum Tube Driveshaft at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012 recently.
Iranian Bombs and Aluminum Tubes.
Jet Impingement Furnace for Aluminum Heat Treating.
Revision of E2792 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrogen in Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Inert Gas Fusion.
WK39586 Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrogen in Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Inert Gas Fusion.
1 Turkey Roasting Rack or Metal Stake (at least 1" thick and 20" long), Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 1 Injection Syringe, 1 Clean 30 Gallon Metal Trash Can that has been seasoned.
An aluminum pipe crashed through the bus' windshield and struck her in the head.
Industry-wide effort recycled about 140 million aluminum cans and raised $150,000 for charity.
A fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has signed a letter of intent with German firm REFUsol GmbH to fabricate aluminum enclosures and other parts for photovoltaic inverters used in solar panel arrays.
This limited the use of inverters for welding aluminum, which normally is GTA welded using AC.
The aluminum that is deposited in this process comes from an aluminum anode, whereas the substrate serves as the cathode.

In science:

Fig. 1 shows a self assembled porous alumina film produced in our laboratory by anodization of aluminum .
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
The pixel hybrid devices were mounted on printed circuits boards, held inside an aluminum box, where their location was determined by precision machined slots.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
In the prototype, the fibers were grouped as shown in fig. 6(right), with four fibers at the corners of a square read out by one MAPMT pixel, forming towers of effective size 2 × 2 cm2 . A reflective aluminum sheet was pressed against the far-ends of the fibers to reflect the light back into the fibers.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
In these experiments localization was inferred from the measurements of various transmission characteristics of the microwaves through the tube filled with a random mixture of aluminum and Teflon spheres.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
It is separated from DC1 by a He-filled plexiglas tube, 80 cm long, with 2 aluminum coated mylar foils of 10 µm thickness serving as gas barriers.
Transition Radiation Spectroscopy with Prototypes of the ALICE TRD