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noun [countable] chemistry     rare earth pronunciation in British English
/reə(r) ˈɜː(r)θ/
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pluralrare earths

or rare earth element     rare earth element pronunciation in British English

  1. any of a group of metallic elements that have similar chemical properties and are often found together in nature
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