stoping

noun
plural -s

Definition of stoping

: a process by which ore is stoped specifically : the process whereby intrusive igneous magmas are thought to make space for their advance by detaching and engulfing fragments of the invaded rocks

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History and Etymology for stoping

from gerund of stope entry 2

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“Stoping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoping. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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