platinum

EnglishEdit

 
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Platinum nuggets.
Chemical element
Pt
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EtymologyEdit

Spanish platina (little silver) +‎ -um, because the metal, platinum, was found as an apparent impurity with silver.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: plăt'ĭnəm, IPA(key): /ˈplæt.ɪn.əm/; enPR: plăt'nəm, IPA(key): /ˈplæt.nəm/
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NounEdit

platinum (countable and uncountable, plural platinums)

  1. The chemical element with atomic number 78 and symbol Pt; a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, silverish-white transition metal of great value.
  2. A whitish grey colour, like that of the metal.
    platinum:  
  3. (music) A single or album that has achieved platinum sales, i.e. over 1 million or 2 million.

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AdjectiveEdit

platinum (not comparable)

  1. Of a whitish grey colour, like that of the metal.
  2. Of a musical recording that has sold over one million copies (for singles), or two million (for albums).

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VerbEdit

platinum (third-person singular simple present platinums, present participle platinuming, simple past and past participle platinumed)

  1. (computer games) to reach platinum level in a game
    I platinumed in Clash of Clans yesterday.

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Further readingEdit

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021) , “Platinum”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database
  • platinum”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

AfrikaansEdit

Chemical element
Pt
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AdjectiveEdit

platinum (attributive platinum, not comparable)

  1. platinum; made from platinum

NounEdit

platinum (uncountable)

  1. platinum

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NounEdit

platīnum n (genitive platīnī); second declension

  1. platinum

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative platīnum platīna
Genitive platīnī platīnōrum
Dative platīnō platīnīs
Accusative platīnum platīna
Ablative platīnō platīnīs
Vocative platīnum platīna

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈplaː˨ti˧nɔ˧m]

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platinum m

  1. (uncountable) platinum
  2. A part of platinum

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Chemical element
Pt
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EtymologyEdit

From English platinum, from Spanish platina.

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NounEdit

platinum

  1. platinum