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miningnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmaɪ.nɪŋ/
C1 the ​industry or ​activity of ​removingsubstances such as ​coal or ​metal from the ​ground by ​digging: coal/​salt mining
(Definition of mining from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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miningnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɑɪ·nɪŋ/
  • mining noun [U] (HOLE)

the ​industry or ​activity of ​removingcoal and other ​substances from the ​earth
(Definition of mining from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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miningnoun [U]

uk   us   /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
(Definition of mining from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mining”
in Arabic تَعدين…
in Korean 채광…
in Portuguese mineração…
in Catalan mineria, explotació…
in Japanese 採掘…
in Chinese (Simplified) 采矿, 矿业…
in Turkish madencilik…
in Russian горная промышленность, разработка полезных ископаемых…
in Chinese (Traditional) 採礦, 礦業…
in Italian attività mineraria…
in Polish górnictwo…
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