mining etymology

English word mining comes from English mine

Detailed word origin of mining

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mine English (eng) (computing) A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed [...]
mining English (eng) (computing) Creation of new units of cryptocurrency by validating transactions and demonstrating proof-of-work. (figuratively) Any activity that extracts or undermines.. (military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode. The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.

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