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alloy meaning

[ 'ælɔi ] Pronunciation:   "alloy" in a sentence
  • Noun: alloy  aloy
    1. A mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
      "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
      - metal 
    2. The state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
      - admixture
    Verb: alloy  u'loy
    1. Lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
      - debase 
    2. Make an alloy of

    Derived forms: alloys, alloying, alloyed

    Type of: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, devalue, flux, fuse, immix, impureness, impurity, meld, merge, mix, mixture

    Encyclopedia: Alloy


  • [Architecture]

    A composition of two or more metals fused together, usually to obtain a desired property.


  • [Electronics]
    A metal that is a mixture of several other metals (e.g., brass from copper and zinc), or of a metal and a nonmetal.

  • [Medicine]
    n
    1 : the degree of mixture with base metals
    2 : a substance composed of two or more metals or of a metal and a nonmetal intimately united usu. by being fused together and dissolving in each other when molten; also : the state of union of the components — al·loy vt

  • [Computer]
    <language> A language by Thanasis Mitsolides object-oriented programming and logic programming ideas, and is suitable for massively parallel systems.

    Evaluating modes support serial or parallel execution, eager evaluation or lazy evaluation, nondeterminism or multiple solutions etc. ALLOY is simple as it only requires 29 primitives in all (half of which are for object oriented programming support).

    It runs on SPARC.



    ["The Design and Implementation of ALLOY, a Parallel Higher Level Programming Language", Thanasis Mitsolides

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  1. the alloy has excellent thermal stability.
  2. initially these alloys were austenitic.
  3. nothing occurred to alloy our happiness.
  4. brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
  5. copper-zinc alloys are called substitutional alloys.

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