alloy
A substance composed of a mixture of two or more metals.
- chrome-cobalt alloys alloys of cobalt and chromium containing molybdenum and/or tungsten plus trace elements; used in dentistry for denture bases and frameworks, and other structures.
- eutectic a. an a., generally brittle and subject to tarnish and corrosion, with a fusion temperature lower than that of any of its components; used in dentistry mainly in solders.
- gold a. an a. whose principal ingredient is gold, usually contains copper or platinum and silver; used in dentistry for restorations requiring considerable strength.
- Raney a. an a. of Ni and Al in equal proportions, used in the preparation of Raney Nickel.
- silver-tin a. any a. of silver and tin; commonly 3 parts Ag and 1 part Sn, forming Ag3Sn, the chief intermetallic compound in dental amalgam.

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al·loy 'al-.ȯi, ə-'lȯi n
1) the degree of mixture with base metals
2) a substance composed of two or more metals or of a metal and a nonmetal intimately united usu. by being fused together and dissolving in each other when molten also the state of union of the components
al·loy ə-'lȯi, 'al-.ȯi vt

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al·loy (alґoi) [Fr. aloyer to mix metals] a mixture of two or more metals or of one or more metals with certain metalloids that are mutually soluble in the molten condition; distinguished as binary, ternary, quaternary, etc., depending on the number of metals in the mixture. An alloy may also be classified on the basis of its behavior when solidified.

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  • Alloy — Al*loy , n. [OE. alai, OF. alei, F. aloyer, to alloy, alier to ally. See {Alloy}, v. t.] 1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alloy — Alloy. s.m. Le prix de l or ou de l argent considerez en leur valeur intrinseque, ou bien selon que la matiere en est plus ou moins fine. Cette monnoye n est pas d un bon alloy, de bon alloy, C est à dire, est alterée, est meslée d autres metaux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Alloy — Al*loy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alloyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alloying}.] [F. aloyer, OF. alier, allier, later allayer, fr. L. aligare. See {Alloy}, n., {Ally}, v. t., and cf. {Allay}.] 1. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • alloy — [n] mixture, usually of two metals admixture, adulterant, adulteration, amalgam, amalgamation, blend, combination, composite, compound, debasement, denaturant, fusion, hybrid, intermixture, reduction; concepts 260,476 alloy [v1] mix metals admix …   New thesaurus

  • alloy — [al′oi; ] also, and for v. usually [, ə loi′, aloi′] n. [ME alai < Anglo Fr alei (OFr aloi) < aleier: see ALLOY the vt.] 1. the relative purity of gold or silver; fineness 2. a substance that is a mixture, as by fusion, of two or more… …   English World dictionary

  • Alloy — Al*loy , v. t. To form a metallic compound. [1913 Webster] Gold and iron alloy with ease. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alloy — Porté notamment dans le Pas de Calais et dans l Oise, c est sans doute une variante de Halloy, nom de communes de la Somme, du Pas de Calais et de l Oise. Signification probable : lieu où pousse le noisetier. On peut aussi envisager pour Alloy… …   Noms de famille

  • alloy — ► NOUN 1) a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, especially to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion. 2) an inferior metal mixed with a precious one. ► VERB 1) mix (metals) to make an alloy. 2) spoil by adding… …   English terms dictionary

  • Alloy — Alloy. См. Сплав. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • alloy — index commingle, incorporate (include), join (bring together), pollute, taint (contaminate) …   Law dictionary

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