Meaning of “precious metal” in the English Dictionary

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"precious metal" in British English

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precious metalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpreʃ.əs ˈmet.əl/ us /ˌpreʃ.əs ˈmet̬.əl/

a metal that is valuable and usually rare:

Platinum and gold are precious metals.

(Definition of “precious metal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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