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adit

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/ ˈæd ɪt /
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noun
an entrance or a passage.
Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
an approach or access.
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Origin of adit

1595–1605; <Latin aditus an approach, equivalent to ad-ad- + -i- (stem of īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for adit

adit
/ (ˈædɪt) /

noun
an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage

Word Origin for adit

C17: from Latin aditus an approach, from adīre, from ad- towards + īre to go
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