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Not only do I agree with the comments by TheSimpliFire, S R Maiti, and wzkchem5, that there is likely no word for this in English; I'll also go as far as to say that even the German word you suggested does not precisely fit your description of being "non-ferrous and non-noble". "Buntmetalle" just means "colorful metals". The ...


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I don't think it's ideal, but there is the term "base metal". There are various definitions for what is considered a base metal, but the main noble (or precious) metals are always excluded. Some definitions also exclude ferrous metals. Unfortunately, this variation in meaning means it might be better to just say "non-ferrous, non-noble", ...


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