Dictionary.com

mineralogy

[ min-uh-rol-uh-jee, -ral-uh- ]
/ ˌmɪn əˈrɒl ə dʒi, -ˈræl ə- /
Save This Word!

noun
the science or study of minerals.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of mineralogy

First recorded in 1680–90; minera(l) + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM mineralogy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use mineralogy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for mineralogy

mineralogy
/ (ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒɪ) /

noun
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals

Derived forms of mineralogy

mineralogical (ˌmɪnərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or mineralogic, adjectivemineralogically, adverbmineralogist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for mineralogy

mineralogy
[ mĭn′ə-rŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK