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English definition of “metal”

metal

noun [C or U]     /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 .Metals and metalworkingChemical elements
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