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Mineral

Mineral Meaning & Definition
Mineral Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Mineral?

[n]
[adj] of or containing or derived from minerals; "a mineral deposit"; "mineral water"
[adj] composed of matter other than plant or animal; "the inorganic mineral world"
[adj] relating to minerals; "mineral elements"; "mineral deposits"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Mineral: asphaltic | inorganic | mineralized | petrified

Related Terms | Find terms related to Mineral: alabaster | alabastrine | amphibole | antimony | apatite | aplite | arsenic | asbestine | asbestos | asphalt | azurite | bauxite | bitumen | boron | brimstone | bromine | brucite | calcite | carbon | celestite | chalcedony | chlorite | chromite | clay | coal | coke | corundum | cryolite | diatomite | emery | epidote | epsomite | feldspar | garnet | gel mineral | glauconite | graphite | graphitic | gypsum | hatchettine | holosiderite | inorganic | inorganic substance | iron pyrites | jet | kyanite | lignite | lime | magnesite | malachite | maltha | marcasite | marl | meerschaum | metamict substance | mica | micaceous | mineral coal | mineral kingdom | mineral oil | mineral resources | mineral salt | mineral tallow | mineral tar | mineral wax | mineral world | mineral-bearing material | mineraloid | molybdenite | monazite | nonbiological | nonorganic | obsidian | olivine | ore | ozokerite | peat | perlite | petrified | phosphate rock | phosphorus | pumice | pyrite | pyrites | pyroxene | quartz | realgar | red clay | rhodonite | rock crystal | rocks | salt | selenite | selenium | siderite | silica | silicate | silicic | silicon | spar | spinel | spodumene | sulfur | sulfuric | sulfurous | talc | talcum | tellurium | unorganic | unorganized | untreated mineral | wollastonite | wulfenite | zeolite

See Also | ader wax | amblygonite | amphibole | amphibole group | apatite | aragonite | argentite | argyrodite | arsenopyrite | asphalt | augite | baddeleyite | barite | barium sulphate | barytes | bastnaesite | bastnasite | bauxite | beryl | borax | bornite | cadmium sulphide | calamine | carnallite | carnotite | cassiterite | celestite | cerussite | chalcocite | chalcopyrite | chromite | chrysoberyl | cinnabar | cobaltite | copper glance | copper pyrites | cordierite | corundom | corundum | cristobalite | crocolite | cryolite | cuprite | dolomite | earth color | earth wax | emery | fergusonite | fluor | fluorite | fluorspar | gadolinite | galena | garnet | garnierite | germanite | gibbsite | glauconite | Greenland spar | greenockite | gypsum | halite | hausmannite | heavy spar | hemimorphite | ilmenite | material | mineral pitch | mineral wax | mispickel | ozocerite | ozokerite | peacock ore | rock | rock salt | stone | stuff | white lead ore | ytterbite

Mineral In Webster's Dictionary

\Min"er*al\, n. [F. min['e]ral, LL. minerale, fr. minera mine. See {Mine}, v. i.] 1. An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals. 2. A mine. [Obs.] --Shak. 3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).
\Min"er*al\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as distinguished from the {organic acids}. {Mineral blue}, the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes. {Mineral candle}, a candle made of paraffine. {Mineral caoutchouc}, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness. See {Caoutchouc}, and {Elaterite}. {Mineral chameleon} (Chem.) See {Chameleon mineral}, under {Chameleon}. {Mineral charcoal}. See under {Charcoal}. {Mineral cotton}. See {Mineral wool} (below). {Mineral green}, a green carbonate of copper; malachite. {Mineral kingdom} (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects, as distinguished from plants or animals. {Mineral oil}. See {Naphtha}, and {Petroleum}. {Mineral paint}, a pigment made chiefly of some natural mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher. {Mineral patch}. See {Bitumen}, and {Asphalt}. {Mineral right}, the right of taking minerals from land. {Mineral salt} (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid. {Mineral tallow}, a familiar name for {hatchettite}, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance. {Mineral water}. See under {Water}. {Mineral wax}. See {Ozocerite}. {Mineral wool}, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat.

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