noble metal(redirected from noble element)
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noble metal[′nō·bəl ′med·əl]
A metal, or alloy, such as gold, silver, or platinum having high resistance to corrosion and oxidation; used in the construction of thin-film circuits, metal-film resistors, and other metal-film devices.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.