Definition of manganese in English:


Line breaks: man¦ga|nese
Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋɡəniːz


[mass noun]
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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1.1The black dioxide of manganese as an industrial raw material or additive, especially in glass-making.


late 17th century: via French from Italian manganese, alteration of medieval Latin magnesia (see magnesia).

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