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open-cutadjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.pənˈkʌt/  us   /ˌoʊ.pənˈkʌt/ US (also open-pit, UK opencast)
used to ​describe a ​place where ​minerals, ​especiallycoal, are taken from the ​surface of the ​groundrather than from ​passagesdug under it, or ​relating to this way of getting ​minerals: open-cut mine/​mining
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in Chinese (Simplified) 露天的,露天开采的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 露天的,露天開採的…
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