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Meaning of "aluminium foil" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALUMINIUM FOIL

aluminium foil  [ˌæljʊˈmɪnɪəm fɔɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALUMINIUM FOIL

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Aluminium foil is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ALUMINIUM FOIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

aluminium foil

Aluminium foil

Aluminium foil is aluminium prepared in thin metal leaves with a thickness less than 0.2 millimetres; thinner gauges down to 6 micrometres are also commonly used. In the United States, foils are commonly gauged in thousandths of an inch or mils. Standard household foil is typically 0.016 mm thick, and heavy duty household foil is typically 0.024 mm. The foil is pliable, and can be readily bent or wrapped around objects. Thin foils are fragile and are sometimes laminated to other materials such as plastics or paper to make them more useful. Aluminium foil supplanted tin foil in the mid 20th century. Annual production of aluminium foil was approximately 800,000 tonnes in Europe and 600,000 tonnes in the U.S. in 2003. Approximately 75% of aluminium foil is used for packaging of foods, cosmetics, and chemical products, and 25% used for industrial applications. In North America, aluminium foil is known as aluminum foil. It was popularized by Reynolds Metals, the leading manufacturer in North America. In the United Kingdom and United States it is, informally, widely called tin foil, for historical reasons.

Definition of aluminium foil in the English dictionary

The definition of aluminium foil in the dictionary is thin sheets of foil used to wrap food.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALUMINIUM FOIL


aerofoil
ˈɛərəʊˌfɔɪl
airfoil
ˈɛəˌfɔɪl
cinquefoil
ˈsɪŋkˌfɔɪl
counterfoil
ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl
eightfoil
ˈeɪtˌfɔɪl
foil
fɔɪl
hexafoil
ˈhɛksəˌfɔɪl
hydrofoil
ˈhaɪdrəˌfɔɪl
jetfoil
ˈdʒɛtˌfɔɪl
milfoil
ˈmɪlˌfɔɪl
multifoil
ˈmʌltɪˌfɔɪl
parafoil
ˈpærəˌfɔɪl
quatrefoil
ˈkætrəˌfɔɪl
sexfoil
ˈsɛksˌfɔɪl
tinfoil
ˈtɪnˌfɔɪl
trefoil
ˈtrɛfɔɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALUMINIUM FOIL

alumina
aluminate
alumine
aluminic
aluminiferous
aluminise
aluminium
aluminium bronze
aluminium hydroxide
aluminium oxide
aluminium sulphate
aluminize
aluminosilicate
aluminosity
aluminothermy
aluminous
aluminous cement
aluminum
aluminum bronze
aluminum foil

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALUMINIUM FOIL

aluminum foil
bird´s-foot trefoil
cooking foil
freezer foil
gold foil
hop trefoil
kitchen foil
marsh cinquefoil
silver foil
tick trefoil
water milfoil

Synonyms and antonyms of aluminium foil in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «aluminium foil» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALUMINIUM FOIL

Find out the translation of aluminium foil to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aluminium foil from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aluminium foil» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

铝箔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

papel de aluminio
570 millions of speakers

English

aluminium foil
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एल्यूमीनियम पन्नी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رقائق الألومنيوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

алюминиевая фольга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

folha de alumínio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যালুমিনিয়াম ফয়েল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une feuille d´aluminium
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerajang aluminium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aluminiumfolie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルミ箔
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

알루미늄 호일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aluminium foil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhôm lá mỏng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலுமினிய தகடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अॅल्युमिनियम फॉइल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alüminyum folyo
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

foglio di alluminio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

folia aluminiowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

алюмінієва фольга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

folie de aluminiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλουμινόχαρτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aluminium foelie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aluminiumfolie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aluminiumsfolie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aluminium foil

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALUMINIUM FOIL»

The term «aluminium foil» is regularly used and occupies the 64.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALUMINIUM FOIL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aluminium foil

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALUMINIUM FOIL»

Discover the use of aluminium foil in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aluminium foil and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Biscuit, Cookie, and Cracker Manufacturing, Manual 6: ...
1 .3 Aluminium foil This is pure aluminium which is rolled to thicknesses as low as 0.006mm. It offers particular advantages for packaging as it is a complete barrier to light, moisture, grease and gas provided that it does not have any pinholes.
Duncan Manley, 1998
2
Design of Seed Storage Facilities for Genetic Conservation
APPENDIX 6. LAMINATED ALUMINIUM FOIL PACKETS; THEIR SPECIFICATION AND PROPERTIES Compared to metal cans or sealed glass vials, laminated aluminium foil packets are a relatively new seed packaging medium. They also ...
3
Multilayer Films 2005: International Conference : Organised ...
European flexible packaging multilayer film substrates in 2005, total 2.75 million tons Source: Pardos Marketing film study Aluminium foil Although aluminium foil is not a plastic, it is still associated with flexible films and increasingly competed,  ...
‎2005
4
The Complete Technology Book on Aluminium And Aluminium Products
Table 1 shows the main requirements for the printing of aluminium foil compared with those for paper, and the conclusion to be drawn is that there are very few differences, the main ones being in the rate of drying when printing by the ...
NIIR Board of Consultants and Engineers, 2007
5
Yoghurt: Science and Technology
2.13.7 Aluminium foil lids Aluminium foil is widely used to seal yoghurt containers (e.g. plastic cups) and due to the acidic nature of yoghurt and the necessity of heat sealing, the aluminium foil is normally coated with a layer of plastic.
A. Y. Tamime, Richard Kenneth Robinson, 1999
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Submarine Power Cables: Design, Installation, Repair, ...
While the aluminium foil is absolutely impermeable for water and humidity, tiny amounts of humidity might diffuse into the cable through the glued seam. The amount is much depending on the seam geometry and the used materials. Z- folds ...
Thomas Worzyk, 2009
7
Aluminium: The Challenges Ahead
The fastest growing outlets for aluminium foil are in flexible packaging for Pharmaceuticals, in foil lidstock and portion control packaging. According to recent estimates, some 400 000 tonnes of aluminium foil are used in Europe every year for ...
Nnamdi Anyadike, 2002
8
Plastic Films: Situation and Outlook : a Rapra Market Report
3.31 Aluminium Foil Although aluminium foil/film is not a plastic, it is still associated with flexible films, and in particular increasingly competes with metallised films. However, aluminium foil was the very first barrier packaging material, ...
Françoise Pardos, 2004
9
Pharmaceutical Packaging Technology
In the early 1930s foil could be found as tin foil, lead foil (widely found as a lining in tea chests), and aluminium foil. The fact that the general public picked up the word 'tin foil' and carried it forward from generation to generation has caused a ...
D. A. Dean, E. R. Evans, I. H. Hall, 2005
10
Engineering Chemistry
The surface of the aluminium foil is roughened to increase the surface area (S) and the dielectric constant (e) will also be large. Electrolyte (which is actually the anode) Electrolytic (a) Surface Roughing (Etching) A high purity aluminium foil of  ...
O. G. Palanna, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALUMINIUM FOIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aluminium foil is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shipped Ecstasy seized
The parcel, in a box wrapped in aluminium foil, was declared as comic books. The contraband was sent from the Netherlands by a J. M. de ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
2
Food Delight: Now you can have chinese at home!
Remove the chicken to paper towels and cover with aluminium foil. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining sauce. Bring to a boil over ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»
3
EU imposes anti-dumping duties on Russian aluminium foil
The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties on imports of Russian aluminium foil after an initial investigation showed the product was ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
4
Lincolnshire chef's six marinades you must try at your next BBQ
When it's done, take the steak off the grill and cover it loosely with aluminium foil for five minutes or so to allow the meat to rest before cutting the ... «Lincolnshire Echo, Jul 15»
5
N+1 Singer Reaffirms Corporate Rating for Scapa Group plc (SCPA)
Its products include Aluminium Foil Tapes, Acrylic Foam Tapes , Cable Wrapping Tapes, Heatseal Tapes , Polyethylene Tapes , Resins ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
6
Don't waste your green opportunities
We reuse aluminium foil when possible. And boy do I feel vindicated when I read that Americans alone now throw away enough aluminium to ... «The National, Jul 15»
7
Scapa Group plc's "Corporate" Rating Reiterated at N+1 Singer …
Its products include Aluminium Foil Tapes, Acrylic Foam Tapes , Cable Wrapping Tapes, Heatseal Tapes , Polyethylene Tapes , Resins ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
8
Scapa Group plc's "Corporate" Rating Reaffirmed at N+1 Singer …
Its products include Aluminium Foil Tapes, Acrylic Foam Tapes , Cable Wrapping Tapes, Heatseal Tapes , Polyethylene Tapes , Resins ... «sleekmoney, Jul 15»
9
Scapa Group plc Rating Reiterated by N+1 Singer (SCPA)
Its products include Aluminium Foil Tapes, Acrylic Foam Tapes , Cable Wrapping Tapes, Heatseal Tapes , Polyethylene Tapes , Resins ... «The Legacy, Jul 15»
10
Brazilians rally round to feed Abu Dhabi's needy
The meals were packed in small, aluminium foil takeaway containers, which were packed in a plastic bag along with plastic utensils, napkins, ... «The National, Jul 15»

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