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ATOMIC NUMBER 79

 Dictionary entry overview: What does atomic number 79 mean? 

ATOMIC NUMBER 79 (noun)
  The noun ATOMIC NUMBER 79 has 1 sense:

1. a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia

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ATOMIC NUMBER 79 (noun)


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Meaning:

A soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia

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Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 79; Au; gold

Hypernyms ("atomic number 79" is a kind of...):

noble metal (any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "atomic number 79"):

24-karat gold; pure gold (100 per cent gold)

gold dust (the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining)

green gold (a gold alloy (at least 14 karat gold with silver or silver and cadmium) that has a green appearance)

guinea gold (22-karat gold from which guinea coins were made)

Holonyms ("atomic number 79" is a substance of...):

gold foil (foil made of gold)

gold leaf (a very thin form of gold foil)

gold (coins made of gold)

dental gold (an alloy of gold used in dentistry)

graphic tellurium; sylvanite (a silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride; a source of gold in Australia and America)


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