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transition metalnoun [C]

uk   us   (also transition element) specialized
any of a ​group of ​metalchemicalelementsincluding copper and ​gold that show more than one valency (= the ​number of hydrogenatoms that can ​combine with one of ​itsatoms to ​form a compound)
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