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English definition of “mining”

mining

noun [U]     /ˈmaɪnɪŋ/ NATURAL RESOURCES
the industry or activity of removing substances such as coal or metal from the ground by digging : Explosives and detonators are widely used in mining.coal/salt/gold/diamond mining Traditional industries such as coal mining have almost disappeared . a mining town / community the mining industry / sector a mining company / business / concern a mining engineer → See also mine noun, data mining, opencast mining
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