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intermetallic compound

Pronunciation: in'ter-me-tal'ik kom'pownd

Definition: a metal mixture that has a fixed chemical composition, or a narrow range for its composition when cooled from the liquid state. The atoms of one metal occupy definite positions in relationship to every point on the space lattice.

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