• Mineral Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) A mine.
  2. (a.) Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
  3. (v. i.) An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals.
  4. (a.) Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
  5. (v. i.) Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

• Mineralogy Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The science which treats of minerals, and teaches how to describe, distinguish, and classify them.
  2. (n.) A treatise or book on this science.

• Mineralist Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) One versed in minerals; mineralogist.