Definition of platinum
1 : a precious grayish-white noncorroding ductile malleable heavy metallic element that fuses with difficulty and is used especially in chemical ware and apparatus, as a catalyst, and in dental and jewelry alloys — see element table
2 : a moderate gray
Recent Examples of platinum from the Web
Their first album Hybrid Theory was certified platinum, and they were nominated six times at the Grammy Awards, taking home the win twice.
One album, My Kinda Party, released in 2010 went quadruple platinum.
His office in Sunny Isles Beach is lined with gold and platinum records reflecting his work as a sound engineer with different groups.
The movie’s soundtrack went 11 times platinum—that’s 11 million records sold—which is huge, especially for a movie’s soundtrack.
Before Fields, Rosemary Harris, at 75 and in her elegant platinum-gray glory, made her Aunt May screen debut opposite Tobey Maguire’s Spidey.
Chop all her hair off and then bleach it platinum blonde.
While in other Ford models the top-flight luxury versions wear similar Platinum nomenclature, this Titanium is the second-most-expensive Edge, short of the more powerful and expressive Edge Sport.
Salt-N-Pepa are the only female rap group to sell more than 1 million copies and go platinum.
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Definition of platinum
: qualifying for a platinum record
: to have enough sales to qualify for a platinum record
First Known Use of platinum
PLATINUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of platinum for English Language Learners
: a heavy, silver-colored metal that is difficult to melt and that is used especially in expensive jewelry
PLATINUM Defined for Kids
Definition of platinum for Students
: a heavy grayish white metallic chemical element
Medical Definition of platinum
: a heavy precious grayish white noncorroding ductile malleable metallic element that fuses with difficulty and is used especially in chemical ware and apparatus, as a catalyst, and in dental and jewelry alloys—symbol Pt; see element table
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