base metal


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base metal

n
(Alchemy) any of certain common metals such as copper, lead, zinc, and tin, as distinct from the precious metals, gold, silver, and platinum

base′ met′al


n.
any metal other than a precious or noble metal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.base metal - a metal that is common and not considered preciousbase metal - a metal that is common and not considered precious; "lead, iron, copper, tin, and zinc are base metals"
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Translations

base metal

base metal

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References in classic literature ?
Paper money may deceive the ignorant, but nobody is deceived by tokens of base metal that have no value but merely jingle.
Absence is the acid-test of love that separates the base metal from the true.
It is all a groping and ignorant effort to construct out of base metal and brass filings, so to speak, something to take the place of that golden treasure denied them by Nature, a child.
Pretending to look earnestly at this respectable person's stomach, Roderick assured him that his snake was a copper-head and had been generated by the immense quantities of that base metal with which he daily defiled his fingers.
No difference in this respect between the base metals and the precious.
For the purpose of this agreement, precious metal mineralization is defined as having greater than 60% net smelter revenue (NSR) value in gold and silver, and base metal mineralization is defined as having greater than 60% NSR value in copper, lead and zinc.
Though many research reports to develop catalyst without using PGMs that are precious and costly resources are available, no reports had proven Base Metal Catalyst development to meet actual emission regulation equivalent to PGM catalysts.
The Russian base metal mining industry is dominated by three major companies: MMC Norilsk Nickel, Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), and the Russian Copper Company.
The bank has also hired Dylan Morgan to be co-head of base metal trading alongside Tom Parkin, from UBS AG (NYSE: UBS).
The property is diverse in its base metal and PGM occurrences.
The award, honoring the first base metal catalyst created to meet regional motorcycle emissions requirements, was presented at a ceremony held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, on November 12.
USPRwire, Mon Sep 14 2015] Timetric's 'Base Metals Mining in Sweden to 2020' report comprehensively covers Sweden's reserves of lead and zinc, the historical and forecast data on Swedish lead and zinc production, historic and forecast production by selected base metal mines, lead and zinc metal consumption and trade.