A material that has been cast into a shape in order to be transported and processed easier than in an unprocessed form. An ingot is typically rectangular in shape, which allows it to be stacked. Ingots are most commonly associated with metals, with ingots of gold held in the vaults of banks and brokerages being popular images.

An ingot is formed by injecting or pouring molten liquid into a mold, where it will cool and take the shape of the mold. The process of creating ingots has been around for thousands of years, as molding metals into regular shapes made it easier to transport and store.

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  • Ingot — In got, n. [Prob. from AS. in in + ge[ o]tan to pour: cf. F. linglot, LL. lingotus a mass of gold or silver, extended in the manner of a tongue, and G. einguss, LG. & OE. ingot ingot, a mold for casting metals in. See {Found} to cast, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ingot — Ingot. См. Слиток. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Ingot — (englisch), Bezeichnung für Flußeisen und Flußstahlblöcke nach ihrer Herstellung durch Eingießen und Erstarrenlassen in Kokillen (s.d.) und vor ihrer Weiterverarbeitung. Die deutsche Bezeichnung ist Block, für Ingots, die zur Herstellung von… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • ingot — late 14c., mold in which metal is cast, probably from IN (Cf. in ) (2) in + O.E. goten, pp. of geotan to pour (see FOUND (Cf. found) (2)). Sense of mass of cast metal first attested early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • ingot — ìngot m DEFINICIJA 1. odljevak metala dobiven u kokili; šipka, blok 2. u metalurgiji kalup za dobivanje različitih odljevaka ETIMOLOGIJA engl.: (nešto) uliveno …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • ingot — ► NOUN ▪ a rectangular block of steel, gold, or other metal. ORIGIN originally denoting a mould: perhaps from an Old English word meaning «pour, cast» …   English terms dictionary

  • ingot — [iŋ′gət] n. [ME < MFr lingot (with faulty separation of l , as if l , for le, the) < OFr, prob. < lingo, var. of lengo, tongue (< L lingua: see LANGUAGE): from the elongated form] 1. Obs. a mold for casting metal into a bar 2. a mass… …   English World dictionary

  • Ingot — An ingot is a material, usually metal, that is cast into a shape suitable for further processing. [Chalmers, p 254] It requires a second procedure of shaping, by means of cold/hot working to produce the final product. They involve relatively… …   Wikipedia

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  • ingot — noun Etymology: Middle English, perhaps modification of Middle French lingot ingot of metal, incorrectly divided as l ingot, as if from le the Date: 14th century 1. a mold in which metal is cast 2. a mass of metal cast into a convenient shape for …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ingot — Säule aus monokristallinem Silicium Der Ausdruck Ingot (engl. für Barren) wird im Deutschen nur in einer Spezialbedeutung verwendet: Man versteht darunter einen Block aus einem Halbleitermaterial wie Silicium. Ingots können monokristallin oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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