Meaning of “mining” in the English Dictionary

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"mining" in British English

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miningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmaɪ.nɪŋ/ us /ˈmaɪ.nɪŋ/

C1 the industry or activity of removing substances 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)

"mining" in American English

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miningnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɑɪ·nɪŋ/

mining noun [ U ] (HOLE)

the industry or activity of removing coal and other substances from the earth

(Definition of “mining” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mining" in Business English

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miningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmaɪnɪŋ/ us 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 engineer

(Definition of “mining” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)