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Definition of "mining" []

  • The process or business of extracting ore or minerals from the ground. (noun)
  • The process of digging under an enemy emplacement or fortification to destroy it by explosives, cause it to collapse, or gain access to it for an attack. (noun)
  • The process of laying explosive mines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mining" in a sentence
  • "Experience with predicitve modeling, multidimensionalcluster analysis, or other forms of data mining is a strong plus."
  • "“No, sir, I do not; I am what they call a mining captain.”"
  • ""I'm not what you call a mining man; that is, I've never owned or operated a mine, but I take a great interest in examining the different ores and always try to get as much information regarding them as possible.""