min·​ing | \ ˈmī-niŋ How to pronounce mining (audio) \

Definition of mining

1 : the process or business of working mines
2 : the activity or process of searching through large amounts of information for specific data or patterns image/video mining

Examples of mining in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holes also play along and across old mining cuts and Little Payne Creek, the water source from which Streamsong got the first half of its name. Erik Matuszewski, Forbes, 21 June 2022 And that was a few decades after the mining official Hans Carl von Carlowitz proposed that wood harvests should be limited to what the land could produce and that trees should be replanted, after which Germany began to manage its forests. Gisela Williams, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2022 The photograph on the mining conglomerate’s social media account showed 70 ethnic Uyghur workers standing at attention under the flag of the People’s Republic of China. New York Times, 20 June 2022 So, there is a big difference between Lido and centralized staking platforms and even centralized mining pools. Taylor Locke, Fortune, 19 June 2022 And Pixar does a fantastic job mining humor out of this fact. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 16 June 2022 The hikes return to mining ruins on July 13, at Virginia Mining Claims. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 June 2022 The maker of construction and mining equipment said Tuesday that its existing office in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, would serve as its new global headquarters. Austen Hufford, WSJ, 14 June 2022 In 2022 alone, 12 fatal mining accidents have been recorded by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. al, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jun 2022

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“Mining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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min·​ing | \ ˈmī-niŋ \

Kids Definition of mining

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


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