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aluminium

noun [U] uk   /ˌæl.jəˈmɪn.i.əm/ UK ( US aluminum) us  
B2 ( symbol Al) a chemical element that is a light, silver-coloured metal, used especially for making cooking equipment and aircraft parts: an aluminium saucepan Cover the fish with aluminium foil and cook over a low heat. We take all our aluminium cans for recycling.
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in Korean 알루미늄…
in Arabic مَعْدَن الألومونيوم…
in French aluminium…
in Turkish aluminyum…
in Italian alluminio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋁…
in Russian алюминий…
in Polish aluminium…
in Spanish aluminio…
in Portuguese alumínio…
in German das Aluminium, Aluminium-……
in Catalan alumini…
in Japanese アルミニウム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铝…
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