an approach or entrance; specif., an almost horizontal passageway into a mine
Origin of aditClassical Latin aditus, past participle of adire, to approach from ad-, to + ire, to go: see exit
An almost horizontal entrance to a mine.
Origin of aditLatin aditus access from past participle of adīre to approach ad- ad- īre to go ; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
- A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine as contrasted to a shaft which is a vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.