metallic metallic  /mə ˈtæ lɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
  2. (n) a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
  3. (adj) containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

Usage(s):

  1. Industrial yet elegant, metal was modernism's favorite material, and today some of the most fashionable furniture still has a metallic gleam.
  2. The mercury in amalgam, it turns out, is not free, but mixed with silver, tin and copper, metals to which it bonds chemically to form a crystalline metallic and safe alloy.
  3. There, half a dozen humanoid creatures with wall eyes, metallic skin, rudimentary mouths and a grasp of English led them aboard a spacecraft and inspected the captives separately.

News

  1. Polymer nanoreactors create uniform nanocrystals

    Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures – including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Chicago Metallic SpanAir Ceiling System Delivers "Wow Factor" at Florida's Manatee ...

    Chicago – Florida’s Manatee Technical Institute (MTI) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 with the opening of a new, modern, high-tech Main Campus facility. Students, faculty and visitors are welcomed through the school's impressive two-story lobby featuring Chicago Metallic® SpanAir® metal panel ceiling systems. Located at 6305 State Road 70 East in Bradenton, Fla., MTI's state ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Creative Candles Celebrates Wedding Season With Facebook Contest

    Congratulations, Brides! Wedding season is in full swing and Creative Candles is offering a chance to win three tubes each of 6" and 15" Celebration Candles including the hot Metallic collection....
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "We showed metallic dresses in the show with hoodies and jackets to make it casual for day with their modest and simple shape," Lepore said after her runway show.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Nanette Lepore Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Announcing yesterday that foil insulation would no longer be subsidised under the program to insulate 2.7 million homes, Mr Garrett said: "Safety of householders and installers is an absolute priority for the program. Metallic foil is conductive...
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Peter Garrett Source: The Australian

  3. "The puppeteers would puppet these four metallic tentacles that he had as part of his body -- but he had to work with them in such a way that timing was such an essential," Raimi explained. "He is a master of timing. To interact with these...
    on Jun 28, 2004 By: Sam Raimi Source: WDIV

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