Definition of Noble metal

1. Noun. Any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation.




Definition of Noble metal

1. Noun. (inorganic chemistry alchemy) A metal resistant to corrosion, oxidizing and tarnishing, such as gold, platinum, copper and mercury. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Noble metal

1. A metal that cannot be oxidised by heat alone, nor readily dissolved by acid; e.g., gold, platinum. Synonym: noble element. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Noble Metal

nobilitate
nobilitated
nobilitating
nobilitation
nobilitations
nobilities
nobility
noble
noble-minded
noble-mindedness
noble cane
noble eightfold path
noble element
noble gas
noble gases
noble metal (current term)
noble metals
noble rot
nobleite
nobleman
noblemen
nobleness
noblenesses
nobler
nobles
nobless
noblesse
noblesse oblige
noblesses
noblest

Literary usage of Noble metal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1859)
"... and if silver has not thus fur been transmuted into a moro noble metal, as platinum and gold, it has at all events been transmuted into something which ..."

2. A Text-book of Electro-chemistry by Max Julius Louis Le Blanc (1907)
"differences between the alloy of the least noble metal and the ions of this metal, and between the alloy of the more noble metal and the ions of this metal, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Workshop on Pyrochemical Separations: Avignon, France, 14 by European Commission, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"Actinides are used to make ATW fuel, and reactive and noble metal fission ... Reactive and noble metal fission products are immobilised in ceramic and metal ..."

4. Conversations on Chemistry: First Steps in Chemistry by Wilhelm Ostwald (1906)
"P. You said just now that it was fairly abundant, therefore we cannot call it a noble metal. M. This designation does not imply that a metal is rare, ..."

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