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mineralogy Line breaks: min¦eral|ogy
Pronunciation: /mɪnəˈralədʒi/

Definition of mineralogy in English:


[mass noun]
The scientific study of minerals.
Example sentences
  • The extensive exhibition incorporates biology, gemology, anthropology, mineralogy, and ecology.
  • These differences in age and regional distribution, together with those in chemistry and mineralogy, suggest two separate magmatic regimes.
  • I have tried to cover the basic geology and mineralogy of the district and hit a few of the district's highlights.


Pronunciation: /mɪnərəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Although this is not a detailed mineralogical reference or a technically sophisticated work, it is the finest ‘coffee-table’ mineral book on the market.
  • Nonetheless, he became an outstanding collector and mineral diagnostician, a master of the art of preparing specimens, and a genuine mineralogical thinker.
  • A new emphasis was placed on paleontology and geology, and exhibitions that focused on these areas gradually replaced displays with mineralogical themes.
Example sentences
  • These pegmatites are mineralogically different from the pegmatites of the Pikes Peak Granite in that they contain a more alkaline (sodium- and potassium-enriched) mineral suite.
  • The pegmatite dikes are very comparable chemically and mineralogically to the evolved differentiates, exhibiting similar chemical enrichments, albeit to a greater degree.
  • Deposition of texturally immature but mineralogically mature sediment suggests exposure and reworking of shelf material by fluvial processes in response to regression of the marine system.
Pronunciation: /mɪnəˈralədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • Also, I feel sure that professional geologists, mineralogists, and petrologists who read the booklet will see several definitions they would modify.
  • Lectures will cover both species and locality mineralogy and will be presented by professional mineralogists and geologists, mining engineers, and professors.
  • Those professional mineralogists, geologists, collectors, and curators lucky enough to possess the complete set have at their fingertips the critical data for those species known at the time each volume was prepared.

Words that rhyme with mineralogy

allergy, analogy, genealogy, hypallage, metallurgy, tetralogy
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