Word:

Speculum metal

a hard, brittle alloy used for making the reflectors of telescopes and other instruments, usually consisting of copper and tin in various proportions, one of the best being that in which there are 126.4 parts of copper to 58.9 parts of tin, with sometimes a small proportion of arsenic, antimony, or zinc added to improve the whiteness.

See also: Speculum

Browse
Specular
Specular iron
Speculate
Speculation
Speculatist
Speculative
speculative evaluation
speculative execution
Speculative theology
speculatively
speculativeness
Speculator
Speculatorial
Speculatory
Speculist
Speculum
-- Speculum metal --
Sped
Speece
Speech
speech act
Speech Application Programming Interface
speech communication
speech community
speech day
speech defect
speech disorder
speech intelligibility
speech organ
speech pattern
speech perception
speech production
speech recognition
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy