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(Science: chemistry, element) The metallic base of alumina. This metal is white, but with a bluish tinge, and is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and for its lightness, pertaining a specific gravity of about 2.6.

aluminium bronze or gold, a pale gold-coloured alloy of aluminium and copper, used for journal bearings, etc.

atomic weight: 27.08

Abbreviation: al

Origin: L. Alumen. See alum.