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[uh-loo-muh-nit, -neyt] /əˈlu məˌnɪt, -ˌneɪt/
Chemistry. a salt of the acid form of aluminum hydroxide, containing the group AlO 2 or AlO 3 −3 .
Origin of aluminate
1725-35; alumin- + -ate2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for aluminate
  • Some of the ferrite is intimately intermixed with the aluminate.
  • The data do not agree as well in the estimate of aluminate content, with the optical data being significantly lower.
  • The electrons start out attached to the molecules in a one-cubic-centimeter chunk of barium aluminate.
  • Sodium aluminate is a produced from the reaction of alumina trihydrate with caustic soda.
  • The cement clinker is manufactured by firing mixtures of limestone and clay, which contain aluminate and ferrite impurities.
British Dictionary definitions for aluminate


a salt of the ortho or meta acid forms of aluminium hydroxide containing the ions AlO2 or AlO33–
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