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Meaning of "minerals" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MINERALS

minerals  [ˈmɪnərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MINERALS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Minerals is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES MINERALS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

minerals

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 minerals in the English dictionary

The definition of minerals in the dictionary is varieties of mineral water.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MINERALS


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
mineral
ˈmɪnərəl
mural
ˈmjʊərəl
outgeneral
ˌaʊtˈdʒɛnərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
spiral
ˈspaɪərəl
structural
ˈstrʌktʃərəl
temporal
ˈtɛmpərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MINERALS

mineral wool
mineral.
mineralisable
mineralisation
mineralise
mineraliser
mineralist
mineralizable
mineralization
mineralize
mineralizer
mineralocorticoid
mineralogic
mineralogical
mineralogically
mineralogise
mineralogist
mineralogize
mineralogy

WORDS THAT END LIKE MINERALS

annals
building materials
casuals
chemicals
credentials
finals
fundamentals
genitals
Hals
Immortals
industrials
intramurals
materials
morals
residuals
Roman numerals
trials
Urals
vitals
vocals

Synonyms and antonyms of minerals in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «minerals» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MINERALS

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

Translator English - Chinese

矿物质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

minerales
570 millions of speakers

English

minerals
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खनिज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المعادن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

минералы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

minerais
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খনিজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

minéraux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mineral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mineralien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ミネラル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미네랄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mineral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoáng chất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கனிமங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खनिजे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mineraller
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

minerali
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

minerały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мінерали
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

minerale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορυκτά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

minerale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mineraler
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mineraler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of minerals

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MINERALS»

The term «minerals» is very widely used and occupies the 11.489 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MINERALS» OVER TIME

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

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9 QUOTES WITH «MINERALS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word minerals.
1
Anil Agarwal
If left-wing extremism continues to flourish in parts which have natural resources of minerals, the climate for investment would certainly be affected.
2
Benigno Aquino III
The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped. It has one of the world's largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources.
3
Bono
The extraction of oil, coal and minerals brought, and still brings, a cost to the environment.
4
Ariel Dorfman
Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country's history.
5
Max Heindel
Man is an individual. The animals, plants and minerals are divided into species. They are not individualized in the same sense that man is.
6
Hank Johnson
Even as technology becomes increasingly critical to the way we live our lives, power our world and defend our shores, the United States has allowed the production of minerals crucial in the creation of these advanced products to slide.
7
Margot Kidder
There's a new science out called orthomolecular medicine. You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body.
8
Robin Wright
Electronics companies are purchasing the minerals that come out of the Eastern Congo, and they are illicit; they're dirty.
9
Arthur Young
God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MINERALS»

Discover the use of minerals in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to minerals and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values ...
Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.
Patti Polk, 2012
2
A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations.
Frederick H. Pough, Roger Tory Peterson, 1996
3
Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, Origin and Ore Deposits
This text presents a current overview of this geologically and industrially important group of minerals.
A.P. Jones, Frances Wall, C.T. Williams, 1996
4
The Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
Lists natural treatments for more than ninety common ailments, and discusses the benefits of vitamin supplements
‎1999
5
Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones
Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density
‎1993
6
An Evidence-based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health ...
Each chapter has been reviewed by an expert in the area, all of whom are noted in the Editorial Advisory Board. This work is endorsed by the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University.
Jane Higdon, 2003
7
Minerals
Describes what minerals are and discusses different types, where they are found, and how they are used.
Sally M. Walker, 2007
8
The Audubon Society field guide to North American rocks and ...
Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstones
Charles Wesley Chesterman, National Audubon Society, 1978
9
Tables for Microscopic Identification of Ore Minerals
Invaluable reference for geologists, mineralogists lists and describes about 500 ore minerals according to criteria of "hardness" and "reflectance." Indispensable identification aid. Bibliography.
W. Uytenbogaardt, Ernest Alexander Julius Burke, 1985
10
Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin
An advanced undergraduate/graduate textbook covering all aspects of mineralogy in an up-to-date and integrated style.
Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Andrei Bulakh, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MINERALS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term minerals is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Broker Watch: Saracen Minerals, Austal, Sonic Healthcare, Arrium
Hartleys maintains an "accumulate" recommendation on Saracen Minerals with a price target of 66¢ a share. "We expect the company to ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
2
First Quantum Minerals Announces Start of Re-Commissioning of …
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 22, 2015) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) today reported that, ... «Junior Mining Network, Jul 15»
3
White Cliff Minerals readies for assay results at Laverton Gold
White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) is closer to receiving eagerly awaited assay results from first pass Rotary Air Blast drilling over two key gold ... «Proactive Investors Australia, Jul 15»
4
Minesweeping: Ehtesab Commission raids former minerals
PESHAWAR: The Ehtesab Commission (EC) expanded its search in the manhunt for former mines and mineral development department ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
5
MGX Minerals Closes First Tranche of Non-Brokered Private …
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA / TheNewswire / July 21, 2015 - MGX Minerals Inc. ("MGX" or the "Company") (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG) ... «Stockhouse, Jul 15»
6
Odisha forms committee for auction of major minerals
The state government has notified a high level committee to streamline auction of major minerals. The committee is chaired by development ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
7
HudBay Minerals Given New $13.00 Price Target at Barclays (HBM)
HudBay Minerals Inc logo HudBay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) had its price target reduced by Barclays from $14.00 to $13.00 in a research note ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
8
Altius Minerals (TSE:ALS) Had Its PT Cut by 3.68% at Scotia Capital …
In a research report made public by Scotia Capital on Tuesday, 21 July, Altius Minerals (TSE:ALS) had its TP lowered to $13.10. The firm right ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
9
White Rock Minerals to raise funds, reveal transaction
White Rock Minerals is focussed on exploring the New England Fold ... White Rock Minerals (ASX:WRM) has been granted a trading halt by the ... «Proactive Investors Australia, Jul 15»
10
Conflict Minerals Filings Show Challenges for Companies Without …
The conflict minerals issue has prompted thousands of companies to investigate other areas of their supply chain to ensure they are meeting ... «3BL Media, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Minerals [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/minerals>. Jun 2020 ».
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