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- Rhymes: -aɪnɪŋ
- The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.
- gold mining.
- (figuratively) Any extractive activity.
- His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.
- (military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode
Derived terms 
terms derived from mining
activity of removing solid valuables from the earth
- Present participle of mine.