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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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in Arabic مَعْدَن…
in Korean 금속…
in Malaysian logam, logam campuran…
in French (de/en) métal, métal…
in Turkish metal, maden…
in Italian metallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 合金…
in Russian металл…
in Polish metal…
in Vietnamese kim loại, hợp kim…
in Spanish metal…
in Portuguese metal…
in Thai โลหะ, โลหะผสม…
in German das Metall, die Metalllegierung…
in Catalan metall…
in Japanese 金属…
in Indonesian logam, logam campuran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 合金…
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