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Definition of the noun coltan

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  1. a valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of coltan: columbite-tantalite
    • more generic word: mineral = solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

Alternative definition of the noun coltan


  1. A metallic ore from which is extracted the elements niobium and tantalum


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Google previewHigh Tech Trash (2010)

Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health by Elizabeth Grossman

Coltan is a combination of two ores, columbium (an element originally called niobium) and tantalum, which are found together in most of the rocks where they occur.61 Coltan is the major source of tantalum, an extremely valuable and ...

Google previewThe Handy Science Answer Book (2011)

Coltan is the shortened name for the metallic ore columbite-tantalite. When refined it becomes a heat-resistant powder, tantalum, which can hold a high electrical charge. These properties make it a vital element in creating capacitors, the ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism (2016)

by Immanuel Ness, Zak Cope

Coltan, from which the metals columbium and tantalum are extracted, is another key strategic resource, vital for electronic equipment such as ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian J. McColm

coltan. Noun. A generic name for the metallic ores consisting of columbite and tantalite; used as a source of tantalum. columbic. Adjective. Another name for niobic. columbite. Noun. (Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6. A black mineral ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1891)

Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern

Coltan. Have you lifty friends ...

Google previewStudents' Edition of a Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1915)

Designed to Give the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, and Etymology of Over 61,000 Words and Phrases in the Speech and Literature of the English-speaking Peoples, with Synonyms and Antonyms ... 1,225 Pictorial Illustrations

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

Columbite-tantalite, or coltan, ...

Google previewDictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources (1893)

Including Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and Sayings of Wise Men, in Their Bearing on Life, Literature, Speculation, Science, Art, Religion, and Morals Especially in the Modern Aspects of Them by Rev. James Wood


Google previewA Dictionary of Confusable Phrases (2010)

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations by Yuri Dolgopolov

Democratic Republic of the Congo, the • Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the—an African country, formerly known as Zaïre, with the capital Kinshasa: Coltan has permitted the Rwandan army to sustain its presence in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1883)

A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, & Use

coltan = to be or become cool ; O. S. k6l6n; M. H. Ger. kuolen ; Dut. koelen.\ A. Transitive : L Literally: ...

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Coltan Meaning

Video shows what coltan means. A metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted.. coltan synonyms: columbite-tantalite. Coltan ...

Scrabble value of C3O1L1T1A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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