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What is the definition of an alloy?
An alloy is a mixture or solid solution composed of a metal and another element.
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An alloy is a mixture or solid solution composed of a metal and another element.
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1. A homogeneous mixture or solid solution of two or more metals, the atoms of one replacing or occupying interstitial positions between the atoms of the other: Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper.
2. A mixture; an amalgam: "Television news has . . . always been an alloy of journalism and show business" (Bill Moyers).
3. The relative degree of mixture with a base metal; fineness.
4. Something added that lowers value or purity.
Added 10/11/2009 2:12:38 PM
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