Mining definition

mīnĭng
The process or business of extracting ore or minerals from the ground.
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The act, process, or work of removing ores, coal, etc. from a mine, glacial deposit, etc.
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The act or process of laying explosive mines.
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Mining is defined as extracting metals and minerals from the Earth, or the process of placing explosives where they will explode.

An example of mining is a machine pulling diamonds out of an inactive volcano.

An example of mining is burying land mines in a field.

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The process of digging under an enemy emplacement or fortification to destroy it by explosives, cause it to collapse, or gain access to it for an attack.
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The process of laying explosive mines.
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The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.

Gold mining.

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(figuratively) Any extractive activity.

His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.

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(military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode.
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Present participle of mine.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mining
Plural:
minings