Definition of Taconite

1. Noun. A variety of chert containing magnetite and hematite; mined as a low-grade iron ore.

Generic synonyms: Chert, Iron Ore



Definition of Taconite

1. Proper noun. a proprietary software tool for developing Ajax-enabled Internet applications ¹

2. Noun. a low-grade flint-like iron ore containing 20-30% iron ¹

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Definition of Taconite

1. a low-grade iron ore [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taconite

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tackling
tacklings
tacks
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tacksman
tacksmen
tacky
tacnode
tacnodes
taco
taco salad
taco sauce
tacolike
taconic
taconite (current term)
taconites
tacops
tacos
tacrine
tacrines
tacrolimus
tact
tactable
tactful
tactfully
tactfulness
tactfulnesses
tactic
tactical

Literary usage of Taconite

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1. The Magnetite Deposits of the Eastern Mesabi Range, Minnesota by Frank Fitch Grout, Thomas Monteith Broderick (1919)
"All taconite is more or less cherty, but other features, such as banding for example, ... Cherty taconite most resembles the irregularly banded taconite, ..."

2. Redefining Progress: Working Toward a Sustainable Future by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Thus was bom the taconite mining industry. Between 1955 and the early 1970s, ... By 1981, all expansions of the taconite plants had been completed and the ..."

3. The Mining Engineer (1898)
"The oceanic origin of the Mesabi taconite is perhaps even more clearly ... The great extent of this taconite-formation has already been referred to. ..."

4. Proceedings of Annual Meeting by Lake Superior Mining Institute (1908)
"through the iron scale, and it goes deep within much of the taconite. It forms sometimes thin sheets both in the red ore, by which it is not stained, ..."

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