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Definition of the noun adit

What does adit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adits

  1. a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: passage = a way through or along which someone or something may pass
    • part of: mine = excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

Alternative definition of the noun adit

noun

  1. A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine as contrasted to a shaft which is a vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.

People

  1. Adit is a film music contributor.
    • profession: Composer
  2. Adit is a musical artist.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Radja (Drums) between and

There are other people with in their name, like Adit Ozbert.

Characters

  1. Adit is a fictional character from the 2003 film Eiffel I'm in Love and the 2008 film Lost in Love.
  2. Adit is a fictional character from the 2009 action drama film Merentau.
  3. Adit is a fictional character from the 2009 film 8 x 10 Tasveer.

Music

"Adit" is a musical album of The Lowland Hundred.

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Miscellanea

Adit: An adit is an entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal, by which the mine can be entered, drained of water, ventilated, and minerals extracted at the lowest convenient level. Adits are also used to explore for mineral veins.

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Google previewA report on the economic geology of the Silverton quadrangle, Colorado (1901)

by Frederick Leslie Ransome, Whitman Cross

The main adit is a tunnel (No. 7) 7 feet in the clear and 2,100 feet in length, which has its entrance about 50 feet above Mineral Creek and penetrates the mountain in a southwesterly direction, cutting the lode nearly at right angles. The latter is ...

Google previewUnited States Geological Survey Professional Paper (1903)

The main adit is a 3-compartment vertical shaft 827 feet deep, sunk through the hanging wall on the Interloper claim. With this shaft all the levels are directly connected except the first level or " mule tunnel," which has its own adits at the level of ...

Google previewGeology of the Globe Copper District, Arizona (1903)

by Frederick Leslie Ransome

The main adit is a 3-compartment vertical shaft 827 feet deep, sunk through the hanging wall on the Interloper claim. With this shaft all the levels are directly connected except the first level or "mule tunnel," which has its own adits at the level of ...

Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1971)

SAN RAFAEL NUEVO ADIT The San Rafael Nuevo adit is the lowest of the northeastern adits, lying at an ...

Google previewProfessional paper - United States Geological Survey (1903)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

The main adit is a 3-compartment vertical shaft 827 feet deep, sunk through the hanging wall on the Interloper claim. With this shaft all the levels are directly connected except the first level or " mule tunnel," which has its own adits at the level of ...

Google previewThe Mining World (1910)

adit is a little higher grade than in the other two, and the ore shoot contains more high-grade streaks and pockets. A general average of the ore shoot on this level, discarding the known high-grade samples, assay 0.” oz. gold, 15.5 ozs. silver ...

Google previewMining and Engineering World (1910)

adit is a little higher grade than in the other two, and the ore shoot contains more high-grade streaks and pockets. A general average of the ore shoot on this level, discarding the known high-grade samples, assay 0.“ oz. gold, 15.5 ozs. silver ...

Google previewFoundation Engineering Handbook (2013)

by Hsai-Yang Fang

Exploratory Adits and Test Shafts An exploratory adit is a horizontal or near horizontal excavation made by mining methods. In general, these adits are excavated predominantly in rock. The term “test shaft” is used to refer to a vertical ...

Google previewThe Mechanic's Pocket Dictionary (1838)

by William Grier

Adit, an entrance or passage ; a term frequently employed in talking of mines, to denote the aperture or opening by which they are entered, or by which the minerals or waters are drawn away, and the air shaft also sometimes goes by the name ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

energy drives primary production in an adit drainage channel at the site, and consequently acidophilic microalgae and chemoautotrophic iron-oxidizing Bacteria both thrive. The streamer growths ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2010)

by Moselio Schaechter

energy drives primary production in an adit drainage channel at the site, and consequently acidophilic microalgae and chemoautotrophic iron-oxidizing Bacteria both thrive. The streamer growths ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

by William Thomas Brande

Adit. In Mining, a level or tunnel driven either on a vein or bed, or through barren rock, nearly horizontal, but rising slightly as it .proceeds, and always sloping sufficiently to enable water to run along it from the furthest point in the interior to the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

Adit. In Mining, a level or tunnel driven either on a vein or bed, or through barren rock, nearly horizontal, but rising slightly as it proceeds, and always sloping sufficiently to enable water to run along it from the furthest point in the interior to the ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Incidentally, an adit may also serve in exploring the rock through which it passes. Filled with water, adits are often used as canals, by which the products of mines may be transported. Water raised from a depth greater than that reached by the ...

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Adit Meaning

Video shows what adit means. A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine as contrasted to a shaft which is a vertical entry passage.

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The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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