Associations to the word «Platinum»


PLATINUM, adjective. Of a whitish grey colour, like that of the metal.
PLATINUM, adjective. Of a musical recording that has sold over one million copies (for singles), or two million (for albums).
PLATINUM, noun. The metallic chemical element with atomic number 78 and symbol Pt.
PLATINUM, noun. A whitish grey colour, like that of the metal.
PLATINUM, noun. (music) A single or album that has achieved platinum sales, i.e. over 1 million or 2 million.
PLATINUM ARSENIDE, noun. (chemistry) An opaque white mineral, PtAs2.
PLATINUM BLACK, noun. A soft, dull black powder consisting of finely divided metallic platinum obtained by reduction and precipitation from its solutions. It absorbs oxygen to a high degree, and is employed as an oxidizer.
PLATINUM BLOND, adjective. Of a silvery blond colour (especially of hair).
PLATINUM BLOND, noun. A silvery blond colour.
PLATINUM BLOND, noun. (rare) A man having hair of this colour.
PLATINUM BLONDE, adjective. Alternative spelling of platinum blond A color of hair
PLATINUM BLONDE, noun. Alternative spelling of platinum blond A woman with platinum blonde hair.
PLATINUM GROUP, noun. In chemistry a group of elements with related properties similar to that of platinum. Notably high resistance to chemical activity, particularly oxidation and reaction with acids. The platinum group consists of the elements ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. In the periodic table of the elements they are in period 5 or 6 and in groups 8, 9 or 10.
PLATINUM LAMP, noun. A kind of incandescent lamp of which the luminous medium is platinum.
PLATINUM SOMBRERO, noun. (baseball) An instance of a batter strikes out five times in one game.
PLATINUM SPONGE, noun. A porous, grayish-black form of platinum.

Dictionary definition

PLATINUM, noun. A heavy precious metallic element; grey-white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits.

Wise words

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