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platinum

noun [U]  /ˈplæt·ən·əm/ us  
a valuable metal that is silver in color, does not react easily with other elements, and is used in jewelry and in industry
Translations of “platinum”
in Korean 플래티넘, 백금…
in Arabic بلاتونيوم…
in French (de) platine…
in Turkish plâtin…
in Italian platino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鉑,白金…
in Russian платина…
in Polish platyna…
in Spanish platino…
in Portuguese platina…
in German das Platin, Platin-……
in Catalan platí…
in Japanese プラチナ, 白金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铂,白金…
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