What does Platinum mean?

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ˈplæt n əm, ˈplæt nəmplat·inum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. platinum, Pt, atomic number 78noun

    a heavy precious metallic element; grey-white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits

GCIDE

  1. Platinumnoun

    A metallic element of atomic number 78, one of the noble metals, classed with silver and gold as a precious metal, occurring native or alloyed with other metals and also as the platinum arsenide (sperrylite). It is a heavy tin-white metal which is ductile and malleable, but very infusible (melting point 1772

Wiktionary

  1. platinumnoun

    The metallic chemical element with atomic number 78 and symbol Pt.

  2. platinumadjective

    Of a whitish grey colour, like that of the metal.

  3. platinumadjective

    Of a musical recording that has sold over one million copies (for singles), or two million (for albums).

  4. Etymology: platina, "little silver" (because platinum was found as an apparent impurity with silver)

Wikipedia

  1. Platinum

    Platinum is a chemical element with the symbol Pt and atomic number 78. It is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious, silverish-white transition metal. Its name originates from Spanish platina, a diminutive of plata "silver".Platinum is a member of the platinum group of elements and group 10 of the periodic table of elements. It has six naturally occurring isotopes. It is one of the rarer elements in Earth's crust, with an average abundance of approximately 5 μg/kg. It occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa, which accounts for ~80% of the world production. Because of its scarcity in Earth's crust, only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, and given its important uses, it is highly valuable and is a major precious metal commodity.Platinum is one of the least reactive metals. It has remarkable resistance to corrosion, even at high temperatures, and is therefore considered a noble metal. Consequently, platinum is often found chemically uncombined as native platinum. Because it occurs naturally in the alluvial sands of various rivers, it was first used by pre-Columbian South American natives to produce artifacts. It was referenced in European writings as early as the 16th century, but it was not until Antonio de Ulloa published a report on a new metal of Colombian origin in 1748 that it began to be investigated by scientists. Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum resistance thermometers, dentistry equipment, and jewelry. Platinum is used in the glass industry to manipulate molten glass which does not "wet" platinum. As a heavy metal, it leads to health problems upon exposure to its salts; but due to its corrosion resistance, metallic platinum has not been linked to adverse health effects. Compounds containing platinum, such as cisplatin, oxaliplatin and carboplatin, are applied in chemotherapy against certain types of cancer.Pure platinum is currently less expensive than pure gold, having been so continuously since 2015, but has been twice as expensive or more, mostly prior to 2008. In early 2021, the value of platinum ranged from US$1,055 to US$1,320 per troy ounce.

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  1. platinum

    Platinum is a precious, silver-white metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion and extremely malleable and ductile. It falls under the category of transition metals in the periodic table and has the chemical symbol Pt. It is used in various industries such as jewelry, automotive, medical, and electronics due to its unique properties. Platinum is also used as a catalyst in some chemical reactions. It is considered one of the rarest and most valuable metals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platinumnoun

    a metallic element, intermediate in value between silver and gold, occurring native or alloyed with other metals, also as the platinum arsenide (sperrylite). It is heavy tin-white metal which is ductile and malleable, but very infusible, and characterized by its resistance to strong chemical reagents. It is used for crucibles, for stills for sulphuric acid, rarely for coin, and in the form of foil and wire for many purposes. Specific gravity 21.5. Atomic weight 194.3. Symbol Pt. Formerly called platina

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Sp. platina, from plata silver, LL. plata a thin plate of metal. See Plate, and cf. Platina.]

Wikidata

  1. Platinum

    Platinum is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Pt and an atomic number of 78. Its name is derived from the Spanish term platina, which is literally translated into "little silver". It is a dense, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal. Platinum has six naturally occurring isotopes. It is one of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust and has an average abundance of approximately 5 μg/kg. It is the least reactive metal. It occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa, which accounts for 80% of the world production. As a member of the platinum group of elements, as well as of the group 10 of the periodic table of elements, platinum is generally non-reactive. It exhibits a remarkable resistance to corrosion, even at high temperatures, and as such is considered a noble metal. As a result, platinum is often found chemically uncombined as native platinum. Because it occurs naturally in the alluvial sands of various rivers, it was first used by pre-Columbian South American natives to produce artifacts. It was referenced in European writings as early as 16th century, but it was not until Antonio de Ulloa published a report on a new metal of Colombian origin in 1748 that it became investigated by scientists.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Platinum

    plat′in-um, n. an important metal of a dim silvery appearance, between gold and silver in value, and very difficult to melt—older name Plat′ina.—adjs. Platin′ic; Platinif′erous.—v.t. Plat′inise, to coat with platinum.—ns. Plat′inoid, one of the metals with which platinum is always found associated—palladium iridium, &c.; Plat′inotype, a method of producing photographs by means of paper coated with a preparation of platinum: a picture so produced.—adj. Plat′inous, containing or consisting of platinum. [Sp. platinaplata, plate.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Platinum

    Platinum. A heavy, soft, whitish metal, resembling tin, atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.09, symbol Pt. (From Dorland, 28th ed) It is used in manufacturing equipment for laboratory and industrial use. It occurs as a black powder (platinum black) and as a spongy substance (spongy platinum) and may have been known in Pliny's time as "alutiae".

Editors Contribution

  1. platinum

    A type of color on a color chart.

    Platinum silver is a silver white color, where as platinum hair dye is a white color on the color chart.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016  


  2. platinum

    Is an element and form of metal.

    Platinum occurs naturally in the sands of various rivers and has many purposes.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 20, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Platinum in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Platinum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Platinum in a Sentence

  1. Hilaire Belloc:

    I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.

  2. Stuart Murray:

    Whether they can survive is going to depend on platinum prices and on whether they can fix themselves for a new reality of lower margins, they have to hold discussions with the government and with the unions to try to save what was a national treasure which is now a shambles.

  3. Quincy Jones:

    Louis 'Thunder Thumbs' Johnson was one of the greatest bass players to ever pick up the instrument, as a member of the Brothers Johnson, we shared decades of magical times working together in the studio and touring the world. From my albums 'Body Heat' and 'Mellow Madness,' to their platinum albums 'Look Out for #1,' 'Right On Time,' 'Blam' and 'Light Up the Night,' which I produced, to Michael's solo debut 'Off the Wall,' I considered Louis a core member of my production team. He was a dear and beloved friend and brother, and I will miss his presence and joy of life every day.

  4. Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi:

    I had hoped we can reach a point where it says 'I promise to pay the bearer in platinum equivalent' to add to the basket, so we are looking at internal promotion.

  5. Miranda Lambert:

    Who wouldnt want to look like Marilyn Monroe? With the album being [called] Platinum,’ I got lighter in my hair because I wanted to pay homage to the title of the record.

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