Meaning of PLATINUM in English

PLATINUM

/ ˈplætɪnəm; NAmE / noun

[ U ] ( symb Pt ) a chemical element. Platinum is a silver-grey precious metal , used in making expensive jewellery and in industry.

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent.: alteration of earlier platina , from Spanish , diminutive of plata silver.

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