Mineralogy
Mineralogy Min`er*al"o*gy, n.; pl. {Mineralogies}. [Mineral + -logy: cf. F. min['e]ralogie.] [1913 Webster] 1. The science which treats of minerals, and teaches how to describe, distinguish, and classify them. [1913 Webster]

2. A treatise or book on this science. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • mineralogy — (n.) 1680s, a hybrid from MINERAL (Cf. mineral) (n.) + LOGY (Cf. logy) or else from Fr. minéralogie (1640s). Related: Mineralogist; mineralogical …   Etymology dictionary

  • mineralogy — the study of minerals, is spelt alogy, not ology. (Compare genealogy.) …   Modern English usage

  • mineralogy — ► NOUN ▪ the scientific study of minerals. DERIVATIVES mineralogical adjective mineralogist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • mineralogy — [min΄ər äl′ə jē, min΄əral′ə jē] n. [< MINERAL + LOGY] 1. the scientific study of minerals 2. pl. mineralogies a book about minerals mineralogical [min΄ər əl äj′i kəl] adj. mineralogically adv. mineralogist n …   English World dictionary

  • mineralogy — Natural Nat u*ral (?; 135), a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See {Nature}.] 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineralogy — mineralogical /min euhr euh loj i keuhl/, mineralogic, adj. mineralogically, adv. mineralogist, n. /min euh rol euh jee, ral euh /, n. the science or study of minerals. [1680 90; MINERA(L) + LOGY] * * * Scientific study of minerals, including… …   Universalium

  • mineralogy — mineralogija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mokslas apie mineralų sudėtį, struktūrą, savybes, susidarymo ir kitimo procesus. atitikmenys: angl. mineralogy rus. минералогия …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineralogy — mineralogija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis mineralus, jų sudėtį, struktūrą, savybes, susidarymo ir kitimo procesus. atitikmenys: angl. mineralogy vok. Mineralogie, f rus. минералогия, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineralogy — noun Etymology: probably from New Latin *mineralogia, irregular from Medieval Latin minerale + Latin logia logy Date: 1690 1. a science dealing with minerals, their crystallography, properties, classification, and the ways of distinguishing them… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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