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English definition of “metal”

metal

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmet.əl/ us    /ˈmet̬-/
B1 a chemical element, such as iron or gold, or a mixture of such elements, such as steel, that is generally hard and strong, and through which electricity and heat can travel: Metal, paper, and glass can be recycled. Silver, gold, and platinum are precious metals. The wooden beam is reinforced with a metal plate.
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