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(mī′nĭng )


1. The extraction of useful information from a database.
SYN: SEE: data mining
2. The extraction from the earth of materials with industrial value, such as coal, silver, or gold. Miners are exposed to various occupational disorders, including respiratory diseases, e.g., pneumoconiosis; allergies; and traumatic injuries.

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