1The chemical element of atomic number 25, a hard grey metal of the transition series. Manganese is an important component of special steels and magnetic alloys. (Symbol: Mn)
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late 17th century: via French from Italian manganese, alteration of medieval Latin magnesia (see magnesia).
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