Definition of Mining

1. Noun. The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.

Exact synonyms: Excavation
Generic synonyms: Production
Specialized synonyms: Placer Mining, Opencast Mining, Strip Mining
Examples of category: Bore, Bore-hole, Drill Hole, Drift, Gallery, Heading, Fathom, Fthm, Rag, Hush, Hush, Mine, Strip Mine, Surface Mine, Surface-mine, Drive, Extract, Opencast, Opencut
Derivative terms: Excavate, Mine

2. Noun. Laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.
Exact synonyms: Minelaying
Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Defensive Measure
Derivative terms: Mine

Definition of Mining

1. n. The act or business of making mines or of working them.

2. a. Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.

Definition of Mining

1. Noun. The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Any extractive activity. ¹

3. Noun. (military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of mine) ¹

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Definition of Mining

1. the process or business of working mines (excavations in the earth) [n -S]

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Literary usage of Mining

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1908)
"Water power and compressed air transmission plant for North Star mining Co., ... Stmt re. work on survey of drift mining distrs. of Forest Hill Ridge in ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"CHILE GOLD mining COMPANY et ai. Courts—jurisdiction of circuit court—Federal question—not set up by allegation anticipating defense. ..."

3. Journal by Kentucky General Assembly. Senate (1865)
"An act to incorporate the Old Dominion Petroleum and mining Company. 19. An act to incorporate the Painter and McKay Petroleum, mining, and Manufacturing ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1902)
"Even before his time, the family had made some profitable speculations in mining; they were engaged in working for silver in Tyrol in 1487, and ten years ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"FH Probert, il Nat Geog M 30:33-67 Jl '16 Peru mining industry of Peru. ... 11 Bui Pan Am Union 42: 818-21 Je '16 United States Greatest mining boom in ..."

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