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Definition of "mineralogy" [min•er•al•o•gy]

  • The study of minerals, including their distribution, identification, and properties. (noun)
  • A book or treatise on mineralogy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mineralogy" in a sentence
  • "If the information at hand was The Secrets of the Reverende Maister Alexis, some book of chemical lectures, and a deeply felt interest in mineralogy, information and inspiration leading to discovery of a new color would be different from those of someone who combed articles from the contemporary popular press with encyclopedic works and undertook a close inspection of merchandise."
  • "There is here a promising field, intermediate between geology (or mineralogy) and metallurgy, for the application of principles of chemistry, metallurgy, and mineralogy, which is occupied at the present time mainly by the ore salesman."
  • "Thus I soon changed my major to cristallography, that field of mineralogy which is located between chemistry and physics."