Definition of “aluminium” - English Dictionary

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“aluminium” in British English

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aluminiumnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæl.jəˈmɪn.i.əm/ us /ˌæl.jəˈmɪn.i.əm/ UK US aluminum

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.

More examples

  • The car's lightweight chassis is made from aluminium sheets.
  • Because aluminium is a light metal, it is used for overhead cables.
  • The company produces aluminium and copper cables for export.
  • What type of curtain rods would you prefer - brass, wood, or aluminium?
  • We should all be recycling our aluminium drinks cans, foil and other packaging.

(Definition of “aluminium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)