the science or study of minerals.
- min·er·al·og·i·cal [min-er-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌmɪn ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, min·er·al·og·ic, adjective
- min·er·al·og·i·cal·ly, adverb
- min·er·al·o·gist, noun
- non·min·er·al·og·i·cal, adjective
- non·min·er·al·og·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use mineralogy in a sentence
Vernon M. Dorsey, an unusually promising mineralogist and chemist, was elected president.St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886 | Various
Her father, the expert mineralogist of the group, was to receive his pay from the profits of the enterprise.Riddle of the Storm | Roy J. Snell
I suppose when the minister came home and began working the mine he found that the mineralogist had misinformed him.Short Stories of Various Types | Various
The discoverer is well known in Philadelphia as a mineralogist, and the phenomenon I speak of goes by his name.
There was among the company a man from Adelaide, a learned mineralogist, who commenced a dissertation on the origin of gold.The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale
British Dictionary definitions for mineralogy
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
- mineralogical (ˌmɪnərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or mineralogic, adjective
- mineralogically, adverb
- mineralogist, noun
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Scientific definitions for mineralogy
The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
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