Definition of mining
: the process or business of working mines
Recent Examples of mining from the Web
In 2011, Shepherd ruled that several environmental groups could formally intervene in a suit between the cabinet and two coal mining companies over water pollution violations that were brought to light by the environmental groups.
But the Commerce Department reported that orders to U.S. factories fell for the second straight month in May. Mine production rose 1.6 percent on top of May’s 1.9 percent increase on ramped up oil drilling and coal mining.
The Institute for Altitude Medicine in Telluride, an old mining town in the San Juan Mountains in the southwest corner of the state, is one of the foremost research centers at the intersection of altitude, human performance, and pulmonology.
The technological change took a leap forward in the 1980s with the expansion of large-scale mining in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, where the coal can be scooped out of the ground from above.
Mining firms are also being hurt by government policies.
These new coin mining cards are just more food for that hungry maw.
Researchers say that relocating villages and halting mining could encourage more mingling between those groups.
In North Korea, the focus is on infectious disease and physical trauma, often caused by coal-mining injuries.
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First Known Use of mining
MINING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mining for English Language Learners
: the process or business of digging in mines to obtain minerals, metals, jewels, etc.
MINING Defined for Kids
Definition of mining for Students
: the process or business of digging in mines to obtain minerals
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