mineral meaning

[ 'minərəl ] Pronunciation:   "mineral" in a sentence
Noun: mineral  minurul
  1. Solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Adjective: mineral  minurul
  1. Relating to minerals
    "mineral elements"; "mineral deposits" 
  2. Composed of matter other than plant or animal
    "the inorganic mineral world"

Derived forms: minerals

See also: inorganic

Type of: material, stuff

Part of: rock, stone

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[Electronics]
An element or compound that occurs naturally in the earth’s crust. Most minerals are crystalline and many of these have found use in electronics. Some have been produced artificially.

[Medicine]
adj
1 : of or relating to minerals; also : INORGANIC
2 : impregnated with mineral substances
n : a solid homogeneous crystalline chemical element or compound that results from the inorganic processes of nature

Examples

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  1. dissolved minerals are also lost by windage.
  2. the country possesses rich mineral resources.
  3. the ore minerals are bounded by the vein walls.
  4. many iron minerals are only slightly magnetic.
  5. soft drinks and minerals sold here.

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