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Definition of Mineral


  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.
  3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).
  4. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
  5. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.

Mineral Quotations

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty

Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources.
Bill Gates

And I will never, ever respond to anybody - man, woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.
Janice Dickinson

In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it's traditionally the least Spanish city, but you'd never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist - as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors.
Julie Burchill

Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
Dick Durbin
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Mineral Translations

mineral in Afrikaans is mineraal
mineral in Dutch is mineraal
mineral in German is Mineral
mineral in Norwegian is malm
mineral in Spanish is mineral
mineral in Swedish is mineral