noble metal

noun

: a metal (as gold, silver, or platinum) or alloy relatively superior in resistance to corrosion or oxidation
opposed to base metal
compare precious metal

Word History

Etymology

Middle English noble metall

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“Noble metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noble%20metal. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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