Definition of Coltan

1. Noun. A valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips.

Exact synonyms: Columbite-tantalite
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Coltan

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coltan

colpostenotomy
colpus
colquiriite
cols
colstaff
colstaves
colt
colt over the fence
coltan (current term)
coltans
colted
colter
colters
colthood
colting
coltish
coltishly
coltishness
coltishnesses
coltivirus
colts
coltsfeet
coltsfoot

Literary usage of Coltan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. African Economic Outlookby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development : Development Centre, African Development Bank Group, African Development Bank by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development : Development Centre, African Development Bank Group, African Development Bank (2006)
"Rwanda's main exports are coffee, tea and coltan. World coffee prices continued to increase in 2004, stimulating an increase in coffee production. ..."

2. Hidden in Plain View: Refugees Living Without Protection in Nairobi and Kampala by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Alison Parker (2002)
"He explained what happened: 286 "coltan" is the abbreviation for ... See "What is coltan?" ABC News on line, available at www.abcnews.go.com (last visited ..."

3. Water managementby African Development Bank by African Development Bank (1972)
"Due to sharp decreases in world prices of coltan (following the discovery of relative cheap extraction of coltan in Australia), exports of Rwandan coltan ..."

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