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Webster 1913 Edition


Mining

Min′ing

,
Noun.
[See
Mine
,
Verb.
I.
]
The act or business of making mines or of working them.

Min′ing

,
Adj.
Of or pertaining to mines;
as,
mining
engineer;
mining
machinery; a
mining
region.
Mining engineering
.
See the Note under
Engineering
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mining

MI'NING

,
ppr.
Digging into the earth, as for fossils and minerals; sapping.
1.
a. Designating the business of digging mines; as the mining districts of Siberia.

Definition 2022


mining

mining

English

Noun

mining (countable and uncountable, plural minings)

  1. The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.
    gold mining
  2. (figuratively) Any activity that extracts or undermines.
    His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.
    • Jonathan Swift
      [] the fabrick, however weak by the delicacy of its composition, would not have fallen so soon, if the foundation had not been injured by the slow minings of regret and vexation.
  3. (military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode

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mining

  1. present participle of mine

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