lignite


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lig·nite

 (lĭg′nīt′)
n.
A soft, brownish-black coal in which the alteration of vegetable matter has proceeded further than in peat but not as far as in bituminous coal. Also called brown coal.

lig·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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lignite

(ˈlɪɡnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a brown carbonaceous sedimentary rock with woody texture that consists of accumulated layers of partially decomposed vegetation: used as a fuel. Fixed carbon content: 46–60 per cent; calorific value: 1.28 × 107 to 1.93 × 107 J/kg (5500 to 8300 Btu/lb). Also called: brown coal
lignitic adj
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lig•nite

(ˈlɪg naɪt)

n.
a soft coal, usu. dark brown, often having a distinct woodlike texture, and intermediate in density and carbon content between peat and bituminous coal.
[1800–10; < Latin lign(um) wood + -ite1]
lig•nit′ic (-ˈnɪt ɪk) adj.
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lig·nite

(lĭg′nīt′)
A soft, brownish-black form of coal having more carbon than peat but less carbon than bituminous coal. Lignite is easy to mine but does not burn as well as other forms of coal. Compare anthracite, bituminous coal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lignite - intermediate between peat and bituminous coallignite - intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
humate - material that is high in humic acids
jet - a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
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Translations

lignite

[ˈlɪgnaɪt] Nlignito m
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lignite

nLignit m
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lignite

[ˈlɪgnaɪt] nlignite f
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References in classic literature ?
I went through gallery after gallery, dusty, silent, often ruinous, the exhibits sometimes mere heaps of rust and lignite, sometimes fresher.
I was anxious to examine a reported coal-mine which turned out to be lignite of little value, in the sandstone (probably of an ancient tertiary epoch) of which these islands are composed.
M2 PRESSWIRE-September 5, 2019-: Global Coal, Lignite, And Anthracite Mining Market Report 2019
GE has been a long-term partner supporting the development of Pakistan's energy sector and economy and is currently playing a vital role in reaching a crucial milestone on that journey as the first power plant using local lignite comes online.
The Lucky Electric power project stands out as the first power plant located outside Thar district that will use lignite mined from the Sind Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) Mine at Thar Block II, in addition to imported lignite as back-up fuel.
"We are confident that our collaboration, which brings together GE's industry-leading technologies with SEPCOIII's outstanding management skills and execution resources, will lead to the successful completion of this important project." The Lucky Electric power project stands out as the first power plant located outside Thar district that will use lignite mined from the Sind Engro Coal Mining Company mine at Thar Block II, in addition to imported lignite as back-up fuel.
The concentration of uranium in the Late Permian coals was 111 mg/kg from the Heshan coalfield of southern China [3], and it was 153 mg/kg in the lignite from the Yanshan coalfield of Yunnan province [4].
Also, the lignite coal excavation work on Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company's (SECMC) Block-II Thar Coal Field at a cost of some $845 million continues at fast pace, as over 60 percent work of the project has so far been completed.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 4 (ANI): The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) will set up solar power plants on the railways' vacant land, Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
CFB boiler technology is particularly suited for newly-mined low-calorific value coals (i.e., coals that release relatively low amounts of heat) like Pakistani Thar lignite.
Lignite, also called brown coal, is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels with relation to carbon dioxide emissions.