prospecting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

prospecting

  1. Present participle of prospect.

Noun[edit]

prospecting (plural prospectings)

  1. The act of one who prospects.
    • 1858, William Howitt, Land, Labour, and Gold; Or, Two Years in Victoria (page 54)
      He declared that the country was an intellectual desert; that he was famishing for spiritual aliment, and for discourse on matters beyond mere nuggets, prospectings, and the price of gold.