Definition of aluminium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aluminium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæljəˈmɪniəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæljəˈmɪniəm//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌæləˈmɪniəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæləˈmɪniəm//
 
(British English)(North American English aluminum
BrE BrE//əˈluːmɪnəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːmɪnəm//
 
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[uncountable](symbol Al) Materials and properties
 
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a chemical element. Aluminium is a light, silver-grey metal used for making pans, etc. aluminium saucepans/window frames aluminium foil (= for example, for wrapping food in) See related entries: Materials and properties Word Origin early 19th cent.: from alumina + -ium.