mineral

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See also: minéral, minerał, and Mineral

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle English mineral, borrowed from Old French mineral, (French minéral), from Medieval Latin minerale, from minera (ore).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪ.nəɹ.əl/, /ˈmɪn.ɹəl/
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Noun

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”, in American Scientist[1], 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. (nutrition) Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.
  4. (Britain) 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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Translations

Adjective

mineral

  1. of, related to, or containing minerals

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References

  • mineral at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • mineral in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Catalan

Adjective

mineral (masculine and feminine plural minerals)

  1. mineral

Noun

mineral m (plural minerals)

  1. mineral

Crimean Tatar

Noun

mineral

  1. mineral.

Declension

Adjective

mineral

  1. mineral.
Mineral suv = mineral water.

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Danish

Noun

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

  1. a mineral

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Galician

Noun

mineral m (plural minerais)

  1. mineral

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

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

  1. a mineral

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

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

  1. a mineral

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Portuguese

Noun

mineral m (plural minerais)

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

Adjective

mineral m, f (plural minerais, comparable)

  1. mineral (relating to or made of minerals)

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

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

Noun

minèrāl m (Cyrillic spelling минѐра̄л)

  1. mineral

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mineˈɾal/

Adjective

mineral (plural minerales)

  1. mineral

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Noun

mineral m (plural minerales)

  1. mineral

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Swedish

Noun

mineral n

  1. mineral

Declension

Declension of mineral 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mineral mineralet mineraler mineralerna
Genitive minerals mineralets mineralers mineralernas