Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 4

#3: Conflict Mineral

Definition:

a mineral that is mined, processed, sold, or distributed in a way that provides financing for civil wars and other forms of violence

Example:

"Last month, activists blanketed Intel's Facebook page with calls to support tough legislation to curb trade in conflict minerals." —┬áNicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, June 26, 2010

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