standard A standard, against which all others of the same category are measured. Usage: silly. The notion is that one of whatever it is has actually been cast in platinum-iridium alloy and placed in the vault beside the Standard Kilogram at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures near Paris, as the bar defining the […]
- Platinum metal
noun 1. any of the group of precious metallic elements consisting of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum
[plat-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈplæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ noun 1. a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound. 2. the quality or state of being flat, dull, or trite: the platitude of most political oratory. /ˈplætɪˌtjuːd/ noun 1. a trite, dull, or obvious remark or statement; a commonplace 2. staleness […]
[plat-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh n, -tyood-] /ˌplæt ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-/ noun 1. a person who frequently or habitually utters platitudes.