Definition of palladium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈleɪdiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈleɪdiəm//
[uncountable] (symbol Pd)
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a chemical element. Palladium is a rare silver-white metal that looks like platinum. Word Originearly 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Pallas, the name given to an asteroid discovered in 1802 just before the element.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palladium

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