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Meaning of “mineral” in the English Dictionary

"mineral" in British English

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mineralnoun

uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ər.əl/
  • mineral noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C] a ​valuable or ​usefulchemicalsubstance that is ​formednaturally in the ​ground [C] a ​chemical that ​yourbodyneeds to ​stayhealthy: A ​healthydiet should ​supply all ​necessaryvitamins and minerals. a mineral ​supplement

mineraladjective

uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ər.əl/
being or consisting of a mineral or minerals: a mineral deposit (= ​substance or ​layer that is ​left) The ​speakeremphasized that much of ​South Africa's ​importancelay in ​its mineral ​wealth.
(Definition of mineral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mineral" in American English

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mineralnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɪn·ər·əl/
chemistry a ​substance that ​existsnaturally in ​foods, ​water, or the ​ground, and is not a ​livingorganism earth science A mineral is also a ​naturalsubstance such as ​coal, ​gold, or ​diamond that is ​obtained from the ​earth by ​mining
(Definition of mineral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mineral" in Business English

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mineralnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɪnərəl/
NATURAL RESOURCES a ​valuable or useful ​chemical substance that is ​formed naturally in the ​ground: The country is ​rich in minerals and ​oil. rare/precious minerals mineral ​deposits
a ​chemical that your body ​needs to ​stayhealthy: A ​healthy diet should ​supply all necessary vitamins and minerals. a mineral ​supplement
(Definition of mineral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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