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metallography

[met-l-og-ruh-fee] /ˌmɛt lˈɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the study of the structure of metals and alloys by means of microscopy.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin metallographia. See metallo-, -graphy
Related forms
metallographer, metallographist, noun
metallographic
[muh-tal-uh-graf-ik] /məˌtæl əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
metallographical, adjective
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Examples from the web for metallography
  • Experience in metallography, optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.
  • The nonconforming weld was identified by ultrasonic testing, and verified by radiography and metallography.
  • Volume changes were measured, and at the conclusion of the tests tubes were sectioned for metallography.
British Dictionary definitions for metallography

metallography

/ˌmɛtəˈlɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of metallurgy concerned with the composition and structure of metals and alloys
2.
a lithographic process using metal plates instead of stone; metal lithography
Derived Forms
metallographer, metallographist, noun
metallographic (mɪˌtæləˈɡræfɪk) adjective
metallographically, adverb
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