mining

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of mining

: the process or business of working mines

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First Known Use of mining

14th century

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MINING Defined for English Language Learners

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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

mining

noun min·ing \ ˈmī-niŋ \

Definition of mining for Students

: the process or business of digging in mines to obtain minerals


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