Definition of platinite in English:

platinite

noun

  • Metallurgy. Also with capital initial. An alloy of iron and nickel which has the same coefficient of expansion as platinum, used to make metal-to-glass contacts in light bulbs.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From platinum + -ite. With sense 1, compare -ite, and compare also earlier platinate.

Pronunciation

platinite

/ˈplat(ə)nʌɪt//ˈplatɪnʌɪt/