Definition of mining in English:

mining

noun

  • [mass noun] The process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine.

    ‘close linkages between mining and other sectors of the economy’
    [as modifier] ‘a mining town’
    [with modifier] ‘coal mining’
    • ‘Ukraine was for decades the Soviet Union's breadbasket and a center of heavy industry and mining; as a Slavic nation, it has deep historic ties to Russia.’
    • ‘To many, the army must have seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime and areas dominated by heavy industry and mining provided a disproportionate number of recruits.’
    • ‘So we were surprised that Rudland the once demi-hamlet with inn and chapel and primitive coal mining was ‘back on the map’.’
    • ‘But like many industries, mining is affected by Australia's well-documented shortage of skilled labour.’
    • ‘Underground mining for coal is poised to make a comeback in Scotland with plans for two drift mines into the vast Canonbie reserves in Dumfries and Galloway.’
    • ‘Ukrainian workers are also aware of the fate of heavy industry and mining in the former East Germany and Poland, where hundreds of thousands lost their jobs.’
    • ‘Major industries include mining and aluminum processing, forestry, and the manufacture of beverages.’
    • ‘Coal mining was among the fastest growing industries in the first five months of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday.’
    • ‘He has spent 15 of his adult years working in one of China's grittiest and most dangerous industries, and coal mining is all he knows.’
    • ‘Coal mining has historically been a key industry in Cape Breton, and with the government pullout miners will be left with few alternatives for work.’
    • ‘Though the rise of coal mining was critical, the process began when landowners began to think in new ways about forests.’
    • ‘New lime kilns at Swinden quarry were one aspect of the industrial boom but the potential for coal mining was also seized on.’
    • ‘A steep increase took place between 1981 and 1991 as the Conservative government carried out a major dismantling of heavy industry and mining.’
    • ‘Many activists who had been working for federal legislation to regulate or ban coal surface mining were disappointed at the compromises the law contained.’
    • ‘Heavy industry and mining took a toll on many generations, leaving tens of thousands of men who reached their forties and fifties only to find they had been deserted both by the trade they were trained in and the strength to learn a new one.’
    • ‘Too many Scots still retain a romantic nostalgia for the old industrial economy of mining, steel making and ship building.’
    • ‘Two centuries of irresponsible coal mining has left Pennsylvania with more than 2,400 miles of streams polluted by acid mine drainage.’
    • ‘New turnpike roads and canals, intended primarily to serve industry and mining, opened the way to valuable resources, linked production to markets, facilitated the division of labor.’
    • ‘Ingleton's coal mining past is remembered in a new memorial which has been put up in the village.’
    • ‘Here dairy and cattle farming and mining are the big industries and towns bear the names of the men who built them - Atherton, Evelyn, Normantown, Georgetown.’

Pronunciation:

mining

/ˈmʌɪnɪŋ/