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Meaning of "mineral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MINERAL

From Medieval Latin minerāle (n), from minerālis (adj); related to minera mine, ore, of uncertain origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MINERAL

mineral  [ˈmɪnərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MINERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mineral can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MINERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mineral

Mineral

A mineral is a naturally occurring substance that is solid and stable at room temperature, representable by a chemical formula, usually abiogenic, and has an ordered atomic structure. It is different from a rock, which can be an aggregate of minerals or non-minerals and does not have a specific chemical composition. The exact definition of a mineral is under debate, especially with respect to the requirement a valid species be abiogenic, and to a lesser extent with regards to it having an ordered atomic structure. The study of minerals is called mineralogy. There are over 4,900 known mineral species; over 4,660 of these have been approved by the International Mineralogical Association. The silicate minerals compose over 90% of the Earth's crust. The diversity and abundance of mineral species is controlled by the Earth's chemistry. Silicon and oxygen constitute approximately 75% of the Earth's crust, which translates directly into the predominance of silicate minerals. Minerals are distinguished by various chemical and physical properties.

Definition of mineral in the English dictionary

The first definition of mineral in the dictionary is any of a class of naturally occurring solid inorganic substances with a characteristic crystalline form and a homogeneous chemical composition. Other definition of mineral is any inorganic matter. Mineral is also any substance obtained by mining, esp a metal ore.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MINERAL


admiral
ˈædmərəl
agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
architectural
ˌɑːkɪˈtektʃərəl
corporal
ˈkɔːpərəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
farmers-general
ˌfɑːməzˈdʒenərəl
federal
ˈfɛdərəl
funeral
ˈfjuːnərəl
general
ˈdʒɛnərəl
Governor-General
ˌɡʌvənəˈdʒenərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
liberal
ˈlɪbərəl
minerals
ˈmɪnərəl
mural
ˈmjʊərəl
outgeneral
ˌaʊtˈdʒɛnərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
spiral
ˈspaɪərəl
structural
ˈstrʌktʃərəl
temporal
ˈtɛmpərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MINERAL

miner´s right
mineral deposits
mineral dressing
mineral jelly
mineral kingdom
mineral oil
mineral pitch
mineral processing
mineral rights
mineral spring
mineral supplement
mineral tar
mineral water
mineral wax
mineral wool
mineral.
mineralisable
mineralisation
mineralise
mineraliser

WORDS THAT END LIKE MINERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consul general
consulate general
director general
director-general
four-star general
governor general
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
neral
secretary-general
several
Solicitor General
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of mineral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mineral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MINERAL

Find out the translation of mineral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mineral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mineral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

含矿物质的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mineral
570 millions of speakers

English

mineral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खनिज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعْدِن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

минеральный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mineral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খনিজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

minéral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mineral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mineralisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鉱物の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

광물성의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mineral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc khoáng sản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கனிம
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खनिज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mineral
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

minerale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mineralny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мінеральний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mineral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταλλικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

minerale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mineralisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mineral-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mineral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MINERAL»

The term «mineral» is very widely used and occupies the 7.230 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MINERAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mineral

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10 QUOTES WITH «MINERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mineral.
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Tom Allen
The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.
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Johanna Braddy
I'm really low maintenance for a girl. I pretty much shower, attempt to fix my hair, throw on some mineral make up, and go.
3
Mike DeWine
Most people who are selling their mineral rights, this is a once-in-a-lifetime transaction. The people who are buying, the landmen who are coming in, do it every day. So there's a little inequity there about knowledge.
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Janice Dickinson
And I will never, ever respond to anybody - man, woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.
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Michael Dickinson
The robotic fly that we actually make the most use of in our laboratory is actually not a small thing, it's a giant thing. It has about a meter wing span, and it flaps in three metric tons of mineral oil. And it is a so-called dynamically scaled fly.
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Mildred S. Dresselhaus
A carbon nanotube is just a graphene sheet that's rolled up seamlessly, and this happens in nature; carbon nanotubes are found in mineral deposits around the planet.
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Dick Durbin
Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
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J. Paul Getty
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
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Ann Macbeth
Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening, so there was immense growth for industrial training films, documentaries to do with the mining, and the outback world.
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Orville Redenbacher
It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral rights than to buy the coal rights alone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MINERAL»

Discover the use of mineral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mineral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wills' Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the ...
This new edition has been prepared by the prestigious J K Minerals Research Centre of Australia, which contributes its world-class expertise and ensures that this will continue to be the book of choice for professionals and students in this ...
Barry A. Wills, 2011
2
Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants
The Second Edition of this book retains the aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances.
Horst Marschner, 1995
3
The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book: A Definitive Guide to ...
A revised edition of a best-selling supplement resource provides up-to-date scientific information about the use of dietary supplements for the treatment and prevention of disease, in a guide that provides complete usage information for ...
Shari Lieberman, Nancy Pauling Bruning, Nancy Bruning, 2007
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An Introduction to Mineral Sciences
This is the first text to provide an introduction to modern mineralogy for undergraduate students.
Andrew Putnis, 1992
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Water in Mineral Processing
A compilation of papers presented at the First International Symposium on Water in Mineral Processing, this book shares the insights of dozens of respected experts from industry and academia.
Jaroslaw Drelich, 2012
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Geological Methods in Mineral Exploration and Mining
This book explains the various tasks which the exploration geologist is asked to perform in the sequence in which they might be employed in an actual exploration project. Hints and tips are give.
Roger Marjoribanks, 2010
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Recent Advances in Mineral Processing Plant Design
A compilation of engaging and insightful papers from the prestigious 2009 Plant Design Symposium, the volume is a sequel to Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice, and Control, an industry standard published in 2002.
Deepak Malhotra, Patrick Taylor, Erik Spiller, 2009
8
Geology and Mineral Resources of Nigeria
This book provides a detailed description of Nigeria’s geology and mineral resources with the aim of promoting sustainable economic development of Nigeria’s mineral and petroleum sectors. The book is divided into three parts.
Nuhu George Obaje, 2009
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Mineral Tolerance of Domestic Animals
Maximum tolerable levels; Aluminum; Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Bismuth; Boron; Bromine; Cadmium; Calcium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Fluorine; Iodine; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Phosphorus; Potassium; ...
National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Mineral Toxicity in Animals, 1980
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Understanding Mineral Deposits
This book is intended as a text for such an introductory course in economic geology, primarily for senior undergraduate and graduate students in colleges and universities.
Kula Misra, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MINERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mineral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Teens Help Mineral Wells Storm Victims
MINERAL WELLS (CBSDFW.COM) – A half dozen, storm damaged homes in Mineral Wells are finally seeing repairs two months after strong ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
2
Northern Superior Initiates Next Generation Exploration Program …
The Wapistan mineral property is just one (1) of twenty two (22) ... that the next generation of mineral properties be identified and acquired. «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
3
Is Mineral Oil Really That Bad For You?
Mineral oil has gotten a bad rap lately, often getting lumped in with other maligned ingredients such as parabens and silicones. From claims ... «StyleCaster, Jul 15»
4
Platinum Group Metals Increases Waterberg Mineral Resource to …
The Mineral Resources are classified in accordance with the SAMREC ... There are certain differences with the "CIM Standards on Mineral ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
5
Texas cult favorite Topo Chico mineral water celebrates 120 years …
... they love the bubbly drink and they may struggle to put it into words, but there are magical reasons behind this unassuming mineral water. «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
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Truckers strike in Keonjhar-Sundargarh belt paralyses mineral
The ongoing truckers' strike in the mineral rich Keonjhar-Sundargarh belt has left the steel companies and other end use industries of iron ore ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Mineral County 911 director to be honored for valor
KEYSER - The director of Mineral County's 911 Center will be presented with an award of valor Friday in connection with an incident earlier this ... «Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune, Jul 15»
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ON THE BOUNCE: Teens volunteer to repair homes
Part of a group of about 70 teens total, they have come to Mineral ... of First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, who brought BOUNCE to town to ... «Mineral Wells Index, Jul 15»
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Mineral Wells Index
Following are reports generated from calls for service to the Mineral Wells Police Department for the period 6 a.m. Thursday, July 16, to 6 a.m. ... «Mineral Wells Index, Jul 15»
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Mineral company defends plans to explore near Chico Hot Springs
MTN News reported about a proposal by a Canadian mineral exploration company to look for gold near Chico Hot Springs earlier this month. At the time, we ... «KPAX-TV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mineral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mineral>. Dec 2019 ».
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