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An almost horizontal entrance to a mine.

[Latin aditus, access, from past participle of adīre, to approach : ad-, ad- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]


(Mining & Quarrying) an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage
[C17: from Latin aditus an approach, from adīre, from ad- towards + īre to go]


(ˈæd ɪt)

a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
[1595–1605; < Latin aditus an approach]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adit - a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mineadit - a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
References in classic literature ?
What all these passages are, of course I cannot say, but we thought that they must be the ancient workings of a mine, of which the various shafts and adits travelled hither and thither as the ore led them.
To become a host, there will be a process of data verification and tour package checking to provide certainty, security, and comfort for the travelers,' Adit said.
Using the local iron ore deposits, Jacek Fredro set up first adit in 1796, and then, in 1804, an iron foundry which manufactured farming tools, pots and furnaces.
Next Graphite Inc (OTC PINK: GPNE), a graphite exploration /development stage company in Africa's Republic of Namibia, announced on Friday results of the testing and grading of a 1,000-kilogram underground sample from its Aukam property lower adit.
Our immediate focus is to develop this exploration adit so we can more cost effectively increase our high grade resource base.
The new adit will facilitate the use of modern bulk mining equipment and will provide access to all three ore zones (Main, Hangingwall and Footwall) within the initial mining block in the upper 25% of the orebody, mostly above the valley floor.
The Association for Real Estate and Tourism Development, a Brazil-based non-profit organization focused on promoting partnerships between national and international investors, has announced the results of the ADIT Invest 2011 event.
More than 75 of the world's leading elites have signed up for the debut ADIT, making it one of the strongest expected line-ups of any major triathlon in 2010.
The results indicated in the report refer to five surface drill holes and an adit, all in the T0700 Project Area that is at the southern part of the Tulkubash Zone.
Susan McDonnell, director of communications at Adit, said: "The speakers have real life experience and will be using case studies in order for delegates to get the most out of the sessions.
The work was conducted in an abandoned mine drainage adit on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon, UK (SX 513787).
The Partnership approached government broadband and IT agency Adit North-East to use its specialist knowledge and contacts.