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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n.
bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
adj.
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)
n.
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.
o.
Massive open online course
[Internet] Abbreviation
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute

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