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Use for the metallic element having the symbol Co and atomic number 27; a white metal, resembling nickel but with a bluish instead of a yellow tinge. Use also for the metal as processed and formed, usually in combination with other substances, to make various objects and materials.

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nonferrous metal

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12yrs ago

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