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Definitions for lignite
ˈlɪg naɪtlig·nite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lignite, brown coal, wood coalnoun

    intermediate between peat and bituminous coal

Wiktionary

  1. lignitenoun

    A low-grade, brownish-black coal

    Lignite is the main natural resource of Thailand.

  2. Etymology: From lignum + -ite

Wikipedia

  1. Lignite

    Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft, brown, combustible, sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat. It has a carbon content around 25–35%, and is considered the lowest rank of coal due to its relatively low heat content. When removed from the ground, it contains a very high amount of moisture which partially explains its low carbon content. Lignite is mined all around the world and is used almost exclusively as a fuel for steam-electric power generation. The combustion of lignite produces less heat for the amount of carbon dioxide and sulfur released than other ranks of coal. As a result lignite is the most harmful coal to human health. Depending on the source, various toxic heavy metals, including naturally occurring radioactive materials may be present in lignite which are left over in the coal fly ash produced from its combustion, further increasing health risks.

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  1. lignite

    Lignite is a type of sedimentary rock and is the lowest rank of coal due to its relatively low carbon content. It is brownish-black in color and has a high moisture and ash content, which makes it less efficient and more polluting as a source of fuel compared to other types of coal. It is often used for electricity generation in power plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lignitenoun

    mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odor. It is of more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of the proper coal series. Called also brown coal, wood coal

  2. Etymology: [L. lignum wood: cf. F. lignite.]

Wikidata

  1. Lignite

    Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, or Rosebud coal by Northern Pacific Railroad, is a soft brown fuel with characteristics that put it somewhere between coal and peat. It is considered the lowest rank of coal; it is mined in Greece, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Russia, the United States, India, Australia and many other parts of Europe and it is used almost exclusively as a fuel for steam-electric power generation. Up to 50% of Greece's electricity and 24.6% of Germany's comes from lignite power plants.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lignite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lignite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lignite in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Magnus Hall:

    It's important to emphasise that Vattenfall remains committed to all its other activities in Germany, germany will remain the most important market for Vattenfall even after the sale of the lignite business.

  2. Chief Executive Magnus Hall:

    Germany will remain the most important market for Vattenfall even after the sale of the lignite business.

  3. Peter Terium:

    These plans would lead, in the short term, to a disorganised, rushed exit from lignite-based electricity production.

  4. Ingvar Matsson:

    It could be interpreted as a step back from the previous plans to sell the whole business in Germany, but there is no big drama in this as they will continue with the sale of lignite operations.

  5. Grzegorz Skowro?ski:

    The lignite mines are definitely to blame. The lake dropped by five metres since they started to massively drain the soil to dig for coal at the Jó?win mine.

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