base metal

base metal
[1] Metal that is under a coating or that needs to be coated.
[2] Metal to be welded, cut, or brazed.

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  • Base metal — Base Base (b[=a]s), a. [OE. bass, F. bas, low, fr. LL. bassus thick, fat, short, humble; cf. L. Bassus, a proper name, and W. bas shallow. Cf. {Bass} a part in music.] 1. Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Base metal — Metal Met al (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m[ e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. {Mettle}, {Medal}.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • base metal — base metals N VAR A base metal is a metal such as copper, zinc, tin, or lead that is not a precious metal. Ant: precious metal …   English dictionary

  • base metal — noun count a metal that is not worth a lot of money, for example iron ─ compare PRECIOUS METAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • base metal — n [U and C] a metal that is not very valuable, such as iron or lead …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • base metal — ► NOUN ▪ a common non precious metal such as copper, tin, or zinc …   English terms dictionary

  • Base metal — Base metal. См. Основной металл. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Base metal — In chemistry, the term base metal is used informally to refer to a metal that oxidizes or corrodes relatively easily, and reacts variably with diluted hydrochloric acid (HCl) to form hydrogen. Examples include iron, nickel, lead and zinc. Copper… …   Wikipedia

  • base metal — noun a metal that is common and not considered precious lead, iron, copper, tin, and zinc are base metals • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal * * * ˌbase ˈmetal [base metal base metals] …   Useful english dictionary

  • base metal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms base metal : singular base metal plural base metals a metal that is not worth a lot of money, for example iron • See: precious metal …   English dictionary

  • base metal — netaurusis metalas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. base metal vok. Nichtedelmetall, n; unedles Metall, n rus. неблагородный металл, m pranc. métal bas, m; métal pauvre, m; métal vil, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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