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.
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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.
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base metal

base metal

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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.
(TSXV: FG) ("Falcon" or the "Company") reports it has commenced an exploration sampling program on its Wabunk Bay gold and base metal property located in the Red Lake District of northwestern Ontario.
ENPNewswire-August 20, 2019--AusQuest Limited - Base Metal Target Identified at Balladonia-Fraser Range Province, WA
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 12, 2019-: Global Base Metal Smelters Derived Sulfuric Acid Market Report by Supply, Demand, Sale, Price, Revenue and Share to 2025
The melting temperature of a braze alloy should generally be higher than 450AC, but not more than the melting temperature of the base metal. At its melting point, braze alloy melts and distributes itself between the work pieces due to the capillary action.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 2 (ANI): Engineering major Larsen & Toubro said on Thursday its metallurgical and material handling business has been awarded a large order from Ma'aden Gold and Base Metal Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia Mining Company, for setting up the Mansourah Massarrah gold project.
Also it is of interest whether all the different zones including weld metal, partially melted zone (PMZ) and heat affected zone (HAZ) formed in DI weldment having different microstructures will respond austempering heat treatment in a similar manner like DI base metal or not.
Director of the Ministry of Finance's statistics department, Tsai Mei-na told CNA that higher crude oil and base metal prices also contributed to rising Taiwanese exports.