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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the science and technology of metals;

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

metallurgy n 1: the science and technology of metals