[muh-tal-ik] /məˈtæl ɪk/
of, relating to, or consisting of metal.
of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness:
metallic green; a harsh metallic sound.
of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal
suggestive of a metal: a metallic click, metallic lustre
(chem) (of a metal element) existing in the free state rather than in combination: metallic copper
1560s, from Middle French métallique or directly from Latin metallicus, from Greek metallikos, from metallon (see metal).
Relating to or having the characteristics of a metal.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the type of chemical bond between atoms in a metallic element, formed by the valence electrons moving freely through the metal lattice. noun 1. (chem) the covalent bonding between atoms in metals, in which the valence electrons are free to move through the crystal metallic bond The chemical bonding that holds the […]
noun 1. .
[muh-tal-uh-sahyz] /məˈtæl əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), metallicized, metallicizing. 1. Electricity. to make (a circuit) thoroughly , as by replacing a ground return with another wire.
- Metallic lens
noun 1. an arrangement of louvres used to direct and focus electromagnetic or sound waves