gangue

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gangue. Doublet of gang.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: găng, IPA(key): /ɡæŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋ
  • Homophone: gang

Noun[edit]

gangue (countable and uncountable, plural gangues)

  1. (mining) The earthy waste substances occurring in metallic ore.
    • 1995, Paul T. Craddock, Early Metal Mining and Production, page 147:
      Thus the percentage recovery of metal from the ore was much higher than in the primitive process where the semi-vitrified gangue and half-smelted ore are typically rich in prills of copper and copper minerals.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from German Gang (way, path, trail, track, course, line, duct).

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Noun[edit]

gangue f (plural gangues)

  1. (geology, mining) gangue

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English gang.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: gan‧gue

Noun[edit]

gangue (Portugal) m or (Brazil) f (plural gangues)

  1. gang; street gang (criminal group, especially one that practices petty crime)
    Synonyms: quadrilha, bando, (well organised) facção
  2. gang (a group of friends who do things together regularly, especially mischievous children)
    Synonyms: turma, patota

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Further reading[edit]

  • gangue” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.