Japan amenable to beneficiation
Cape Town - Japan has shown itself amenable to supporting beneficiation in South Africa and increasing its automotive parts production base here, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Friday. Davies said talks at the recent Tokyo International ...
By MARIO LIVIO
Reviewed by CARL ZIMMER
Science can be so messy that even great scientists make fantastic mistakes, an astrophysicist writes.
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Now that war has swept us sunder,
And we roam from where the faces smile to where the faces frown?
And no more behold the features
Of the fair fantastic creatures,
And no more CLINK! CLINK! past the parlours of the town?
Architects complain that they are asked to behave more like mental health professionals than designers, clients complain that their architects and their mates do not understand them, and the stories of couples coming asunder, or of clients suing their architects, are legion.
adjective [after verb] FORMAL
very large in number:
The difficulties surrounding the court case are legion.
legions of sb large numbers of people:
He failed to turn up for the concert, disappointing the legions of fans waiting outside.
v., -dered, -der·ing, -ders. v.tr.
To break or wrench apart; sever. See synonyms at separate.
To break into parts.
A division or separation.
[Middle English sundren, from Old English sundrian.]sunderance sun'der·ance n.
- Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder.
- Apart from each other either in position or in direction: The curtains had been drawn asunder.
[Middle English, from Old English on sundran : on, on; see on + sundran, separately (from sunder, apart).]asunder a·sun'der adj.
Definition of fantastic
Origin:late Middle English (in the sense 'unreal'): from Old French fantastique, via medieval Latin from Greek phantastikos, from phantazein 'make visible', phantazesthai 'have visions, imagine', from phantos 'visible' (related to phainein 'to show'). From the 16th to the 19th cents the Latinized spelling phantastic was also used
In mining, beneficiation (occasionally spelled 'benefication') is a variety of processes whereby extracted ore from mining is separated into mineral and gangue, the former suitable for further processing or direct use.
Based on this definition, the term has occasionally been used metaphorically for the economic development and corporate social responsibility to describe the proportion of the value derived from asset exploitation which stays 'in country' and benefits local communities. For example, in the diamond industry, the beneficiation imperative argues that cutting and polishing processes within the diamond value chain should be conducted in-country to maximise the local economic contribution.