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Definition of mineral:

  1. A mine.
  2. 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.
  3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms ( animal, vegetable, and mineral).
  4. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
  5. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.


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