open-pit mining meaning, open-pit mining definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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open pit

     ( open pits    plural  ) An open pit is a mine where the coal, metal, or minerals are near the surface and underground passages are not needed.  
  (AM)      n-count   (=strip mine)  
in BRIT, use opencast mine     
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bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
Massive open online course
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take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
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remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
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