manganese

noun
man·​ga·​nese | \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz, -ˌnēs\

Definition of manganese 

: a grayish-white usually hard and brittle metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic and is used especially in alloys, batteries, and plant fertilizers — see Chemical Elements Table

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Other Words from manganese

manganesian \ˌmaŋ-​gə-​ˈnē-​zhən, -​shən \ adjective

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Cutting costs The researchers began their work by building a manganese-hydrogen battery, which stores energy by splitting water and producing hydrogen in a reversible reaction. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Researchers propose a cheap nickel-hydrogen battery for grid storage," 31 Oct. 2018 China was Gabon’s biggest trading partner last year, importing oil, manganese and timber from the nation of less than 2 million people. Bloomberg.com, "Veolia Seeks Gabon Arbitration as Russia, China Close In," 9 Mar. 2018 Quartz compares the airplane to the Glomar Explorer, a deep sea drilling ship ostensibly designed to harvest manganese ore from the ocean floor. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Does Stratolaunch Have a Top Secret Purpose?," 22 Aug. 2018 The order said water tested from Sativa wells, faucets and hoses contained higher-than-normal levels of manganese and was sometimes cloudier than standards allow. Angel Jennings, latimes.com, "Customers sue embattled Compton water district over discolored water," 10 July 2018 Hard to find in a convenient drinkable juice form on these shores, mangosteen is known for its rich potassium, manganese and magnesium content. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Fourth of July BBQ draaaanks that won't blow your diet," 29 June 2018 The blobs are not rocks, but naturally-occurring metallic nodules that could one day yield metal deposits of cobalt, manganese, and nickel—not to mention scarce rare earth minerals. Eric Niiler, WIRED, "The Race to Send Robots to Mine the Ocean Floor," 4 June 2018 Jackfruit is rich in fiber and a B-complex group of vitamins and is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, manganese and iron, according to nutrition-and-you.com. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jazz up family taco night with exotic jackfruit, a vegetarian option," 8 May 2018 Maple’s advocates also tout it as a source of minerals such as manganese and riboflavin. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of manganese

1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for manganese

French manganèse, from Italian manganese manganese dioxide

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manganese

noun

English Language Learners Definition of manganese

: a grayish-white usually hard metal that breaks easily

manganese

noun
man·​ga·​nese | \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz \

Kids Definition of manganese

: a grayish white brittle metallic chemical element that resembles iron

manganese

noun
man·​ga·​nese | \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz, -ˌnēs \

Medical Definition of manganese 

: a grayish white usually hard and brittle metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic symbol Mn — see Chemical Elements Table

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