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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A mixture of two metals, joined for strength.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A mixture of two metals, joined for strength. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To mix one metal with another.

Usage examples (30)
  • A common alloy is brass, made from copper and zinc.
  • Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper
  • The term alloy steel, from the steel maker's point of view, refers largely to nickel and chromium steel or a combination of both.
  • Plus, the iron alloy is much thinner, meaning it can even be used for brain stents. for more
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  • An "ally" is a close friend or supporter; an "alloy" is a substance made of two or more metals.
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