platina

[ plat-n-uh, pluh-tee-nuh ]
/ ˈplæt n ə, pləˈti nə /
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noun

a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, osmium, etc.

Nearby words

  1. platform shoe,
  2. platform tennis,
  3. platform ticket,
  4. plath,
  5. plath, sylvia,
  6. platinate,
  7. plating,
  8. platini,
  9. platinic,
  10. platinic acid

Origin of platina

1740–50; < Spanish: literally, silverlike element, equivalent to plat(a) silver (< Provençal: literally, silver plate; see plate1) + -ina -ine1. See platinum

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British Dictionary definitions for platina

platina

/ (ˈplætɪnə, pləˈtiːnə) /

noun

an alloy of platinum and several other metals, including palladium, osmium, and iridium

Word Origin for platina

C18: from Spanish: silvery element, from plata silver, from Provençal: silver plate

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