mineral

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See also: minéral, minerał, and Mineral

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin, minera (ore).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɪn.ɜː(ɹ).əl/, /ˈmɪn.ɹəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mineral (plural minerals)

  1. (geology) Any naturally occurring inorganic material that has a (more or less) definite chemical composition and characteristic physical properties.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
  2. Any inorganic material (as distinguished from animal or vegetable).
  3. Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.
  4. (UK) Mineral water.
  5. (Ireland, South Africa, informal) A soft drink, particularly a single serve bottle or can.
  6. (obsolete) A mine or mineral deposit.

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Adjective[edit]

mineral

  1. of, related to, or containing minerals

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mineral m, f (masculine and feminine plural minerals)

  1. mineral

Noun[edit]

mineral m (plural minerals)

  1. mineral

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

mineral

  1. mineral.

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mineral

  1. mineral.
Mineral suv = mineral water.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mineral n (definite singular mineralet, indefinite plural mineraler, definite plural mineralerne)

  1. a mineral

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mineral m (plural minerais)

  1. mineral

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

mineral n (definite singular mineralet, indefinite plural mineral or mineraler, definite plural minerala or mineralene)

  1. a mineral

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

mineral n (definite singular mineralet, indefinite plural mineral, definite plural minerala)

  1. a mineral

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mineral m (plural minerais)

  1. (geology) mineral (naturally occurring inorganic material with characteristic physical properties)
  2. (nutrition) mineral (inorganic element essential to nutrition)

Adjective[edit]

mineral m, f (plural minerais; comparable)

  1. mineral (relating to or made of minerals)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /miněraːl/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ne‧ral

Noun[edit]

minèrāl m (Cyrillic spelling минѐра̄л)

  1. mineral

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mineral m, f (plural minerales)

  1. mineral

Noun[edit]

mineral m (plural minerales)

  1. mineral

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mineral n

  1. mineral

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