What does Mining mean?

Definitions for Mining
ˈmaɪ nɪŋMin·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mining, excavation(noun)

    the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

  2. mining, minelaying(noun)

    laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment


  1. mining(Noun)

    The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.

    gold mining.

  2. mining(Noun)

    Any extractive activity.

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

  3. mining(Noun)

    The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mining

    of Mine

    Etymology: [See Mine, v. i.]

  2. Mining(verb)

    the act or business of making mines or of working them

    Etymology: [See Mine, v. i.]

  3. Mining(adj)

    of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region

    Etymology: [See Mine, v. i.]


  1. Mining

    Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal and oil shale, gemstones, limestone, and dimension stone, rock salt and potash, gravel, and clay. Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water. Mining of stone and metal has been done since pre-historic times. Modern mining processes involve prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials, and final reclamation of the land after the mine is closed. The nature of mining processes creates a potential negative impact on the environment both during the mining operations and for years after the mine is closed. This impact has led to most of the world's nations adopting regulations to moderate the negative effects of mining operations. Safety has long been a concern as well, and modern practices have improved safety in mines significantly.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mining

    mī′ning, n. the art of forming or of working mines: the work of a miner.—adj. of or pertaining to mines: of burrowing habits.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mining

    In military affairs, is the art of blowing up any part of a fortification, building, etc., by gunpowder. The art of mining requires a perfect knowledge both of fortifications and geometry; and by these previous helps, the engineer may be qualified to ascertain correctly the nature of all manner of heights, depths, breadths, and thicknesses; to judge perfectly of slopes and perpendiculars, whether they be such as are parallel to the horizon, or such as are visual; together with the true levels of all kinds of earth. To which must be added, a consummate skill in the quality of rocks, earths, masonry, and sands; the whole accompanied with a thorough knowledge of the strength of all sorts of gunpowder.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mining' in Nouns Frequency: #2343

How to pronounce Mining?

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How to say Mining in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mining in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Mining in a Sentence

  1. Yaku Perez:

    Incredible to understand that a genuinely democratic initiative can be blocked by the mining empire.

  2. Christopher Yaluma:

    In view of this development, I wish to declare the resumption of the issuance, renewal and transfer of mining rights and non-mining rights with effect from Monday.

  3. Santiago Dondo:

    In a sector like mining which needs so much investment, so much capital, all the economic distortions like currency controls and uncontrollable inflation have a very strong and negative impact.

  4. David Cockfield:

    This market has done this before. You really don't have to have a major reason - once the selling starts, it accelerates. And the buying is the same, it's volatility and a tendency for people trying to follow the market rather than just invest ... they jumped all over the mining stocks.

  5. Regina Lopez:

    I'm not against the mining industry but I'm against suffering, i do want to evaluate if the country is safe from mining.

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