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 for Metallurgy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Metallurgy \Met"al*lur`gy\, n. [F. m['e]tallurgie, fr. L.
     metallum metal, Gr. ? a mine + the root of ? work. See
     Metal, and Work.]
     The art of working metals, comprehending the whole process of
     separating them from other matters in the ore, smelting,
     refining, and parting them; sometimes, in a narrower sense,
     only the process of extracting metals from their ores.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  metallurgy
      n 1: the science and technology of metals

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