Definition of 'precious metal'
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Precious metals miners joined the rally as gold rose against a weaker dollar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Miners of the precious metal followed suit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Salt is not a precious metal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Joining precious metals were drugs companies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In turn, precious metals miners tracked prices lower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was helped by strong performances from companies specialising in precious metals. The Sun (2011)Precious metals miners followed gold lower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Where precious metal went, gold and silver miners followed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Precious metals have gone up by 57%. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was gold, platinum and other precious metals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Government bonds were also hurt by renewed inflation fears as wheat prices set record highs and precious metals prices held near peaks reached last week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Fans of the precious metal expect the gold price to keep on rising this year as investors seek protection from shocks to the global financial system. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At one point, precious metals such as gold were used as the principal means of payment and were the main form of money. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)They sold, though the precious metal is often touted as a safe haven in times of economic trouble and doubles as a hedge against inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Precious metals: Gold and silver trading shot up last year as the credit crisis sent investors into safe havens. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Commercial property, gold and precious metals might sit alongside bonds and equities to provide income, growth and diversity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only five blue chips closed in the red, two of them precious metals miners, as safe havens were overlooked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is, surely, a repulsive act to spend half a million pounds on a lavatory accessory made of precious metal? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum have risen in price, in part because they are as a classic hedge against economic ills. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: precious metal NOUN
A precious metal is a valuable metal such as gold or silver.
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